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In Japan, First Reactor Is Restarted Since Quake via The New York Times

TOKYO — A two-month shutdown of Japan’s nuclear power plants ended on Sunday when officials at a western plant reactivated a reactor for the first time since the disaster last year in Fukushima.

The restarting of reactor No. 3 at the Ohi nuclear plant was ordered two weeks ago by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, in a decision that has spurred growing public protests.

The plant’s operator, Kansai Electric Power, had been working since then to prepare the reactor to resume its operations on Sunday.

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