ENG – Ministry wants pro-nuclear power message out of schools (AJW)

<< … In light of the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, the education ministry wants the plug pulled on pro-nuclear power instruction in Japanese classrooms.

The education ministry has decided to lift the requirement that at least 30 percent of a school education subsidy, nominally aimed to promote the use of nuclear power, be used on the education of nuclear power instead.

« The government as a whole used to promote the use of nuclear power until the Fukushima disaster, but there are a diversity of opinions on energy policy now, » said Kazuhiko Ikegawa, who heads the education ministry’s Office for Regional Relations for R&D Facilities. « There is a need to learn about the negative aspects of nuclear power generation. » …….. >>

Source AJW