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Japan restarts second nuclear reactor despite public opposition via The Guardian

Japan on Thursday restarted a second nuclear reactor after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition. Utility Kyushu Electric Power said it restarted the … Continue reading

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Japan utilities set to scrap five ageing nuclear reactors via Reuters

(Reuters) – Three ageing nuclear reactors in Japan will be decommissioned due to the high cost of upgrading them in line with tougher safety standards set after the Fukushima disaster, their operators said on Tuesday. Another two reactors were also … Continue reading

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Japan edges back towards nuclear power with vote to restart reactors via The Guardian

Legislators in Satsumasendai agree to restart Sendai plant, first move in country since Fukushima earthquake disaster of 2011 Japan has moved closer to a return to nuclear power, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, after a town in … Continue reading

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Regional politics poses the final hurdle to nuclear restarts via The Economist

Event In mid-September the central government formally began the process of obtaining local government support for the reinstatement of nuclear energy. Analysis […] All the country’s 48 nuclear reactors scattered countrywide remain offline, while the slowly building momentum towards the … Continue reading

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