This is big news from Associated Press:
Japan to scrap nuclear power for renewables and conservation
The prime minister says Japan must ‘start from scratch’ and abandon its plan to obtain half its energy from atomic power
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela are among countries that are planning nuclear programs — with Chile signing a nuclear cooperation agreement with the USA after the Fukushima disaster. And in Peru, the Macusani mining district is growing in part on uranium speculation.
It will be interesting to watch for local effects from the Japanese policy shift. (I was going to write “fallout” rather than “effects” but that would be in bad taste. Nuclear science is here to stay, in the language, anyway.)