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After the Fukushima meltdown, Japans nuclear restart is stalled

August 19, 2014

It is now three and a half years since the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami led to meltdowns at Japans Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the subsequent shuttering of all 48 of Japans nuclear reactors. Yet Prime Minister Shinzo Abes plans to quickly restart that countrys atomic energy program remain stalled. While Japanese businesses have continued to press politicians and bureaucrats to bring plants across the country back online, exactly when any of Japans reactors will restart is uncertain.
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