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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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Japan pitches nuclear restart in tightly controlled townhalls via Reuters

(Reuters) – As part of a plan to restart its nuclear industry, Japan on Thursday began a controversial consultation process with local residents near idled reactors that was criticized for failing to give everyone in the region a say. More … Continue reading

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Nuclear power in Japan Flicking the switch via The Economist

Restarting nuclear plants is unpopular but crucial for Shinzo Abe WHEN he was a student in Satsumasendai, Ryuichi Somekawa was taken on trips to the nuclear-power museum next door to the reactors of the Sendai plant. The museum, which is … Continue reading

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Fukushima evacuees livid at NRA’s decision on Kyushu plant via The Asahi Shimbun

Residents evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster were aghast at the decision that would allow reactor restarts at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. “I am divided between anger and resignation–the anger that I cannot forgive and … Continue reading

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Sendai nuclear plant gets first restart OK via The Japan Times

Bringing Japan a step closer to restarting suspended nuclear power operations, reactors 1 and 2 at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on Wednesday became the first to meet strict new safety standards imposed after the March 2011 Fukushima disaster. … Continue reading

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Anti-nuclear activists ratchet up pressure to block restart of Kagoshima reactors via Asahi Shimbun

KAGOSHIMA–More than 1,000 protesters assembled before the prefectural government building here June 13 to oppose moves to restart a local nuclear power plant. If the Sendai nuclear plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, were to go back online, it would mark … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Court ruling on Oi nuclear plant should be accepted via The Asahi Shimbun

The catastrophic accident three years ago revealed “the true nature of risks inherent in nuclear power technology and the scale of damage” that a serious nuclear accident can cause, Higuchi said. “If the court avoided making a judgment on whether … Continue reading

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Warily Leading Japan’s Nuclear Reawakening via The New York Times

By Martin Fackler IKATA, Japan — To power his plans for Japan’s economic revival, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could soon return his nation to nuclear power for the first time since the Fukushima accident three years ago. But before he … Continue reading

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Editorial: Prioritize evacuation plans before restarting nuclear reactors via Mainichi

Tohoku Electric Power Co. applied with the government’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for safety inspections of its No. 2 reactor at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant in Miyagi Prefecture at the end of last year, a move prerequisite for restarting … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of protesters attend anti-nuclear events in Tokyo via The Asahi Shimbun

With all the nation’s 50 nuclear reactors offline, an estimated 40,000 people attended a series of demonstrations in central Tokyo on Oct. 13 organized by three anti-nuclear civic groups to express their opposition to the government’s push for restarts. In … Continue reading

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