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Nuclear taxes get new lease on life after Fukushima

Japanese local governments extending taxes on reactors into decommissioning

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The No. 1 reactor at Shikoku Electric's Ikata power plant was marked for decommissioning last year.   © Kyodo

OSAKA -- Japanese prefectures with nuclear power plants are moving to ensure that utilities continue to shoulder a tax burden on reactors even as they are being decommissioned, dramatically raising the cost of cleanup efforts that can last 30 to 40 years.

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