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Friday, 5th August 2011
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Three top Japanese nuclear advisors sacked

The Japanese government has announced that is to fire three of the countries top advisors on nuclear power after it was suggested that the administration and nuclear lobby were too close.

The head of the Energy Agency, the head of the Nuclear Industrial Safety Agency and a vice-minister at the trade and industry ministry will lose their jobs.

Furthermore, Goshi Hosono, a member of the Japanese house of representatives and minister in charge of nuclear safety, has said that many different possibilities for the future of nuclear advise are being considered.

"We are discussing the merits and demerits of the new regulatory body falling under the jurisdiction of the cabinet office or the environment ministry," he said.

The Japanese government has come under increasing pressure in recent months over their response to the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant that was brought about by the March 11th twin natural disasters of earthquake and tsunami.

Written by Susan Ballion