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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda appears set to order two of Japan’s 50 closed reactors to return online in time for the summer energy crunch—the first reactors to be restarted since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in 2011.
The move, which could take effect as soon as next week, comes after local leaders from western Japan backed away from their opposition, giving provisional support to a restart of the two reactors, located at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant.
“I effectively accept” a restart of the reactors, provided it is on a temporary basis