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Japan decides to restart Ohi nuclear plant

Saturday, June 16, 2012

The Japanese government has decided to restart 2 idled reactors at the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan.

The restart will be the first among the country’s 50 idled nuclear reactors after the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

The decision was reached by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and 3 other Cabinet ministers during their meeting on Saturday morning.

The meeting was held after Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa conveyed his approval for restarting the No.3 and No.4 reactors to the prime minister earlier in the day.

 Jun 16, 2012