Saturday, June 18, 2011
Will we ever learn.
June 19, 2011
Industry minister Banri Kaieda on Saturday called for restarting nuclear reactors currently suspended to meet summertime electricity demand, saying immediate countermeasures for severe accidents have been taken "appropriately" at the nation's power plants.
But local governments hosting nuclear plants adopted a cautious stance, saying they will need to thoroughly examine safety measures.
According to safety agreements signed with power plant operators, utilities need the consent of local governments before reactors can be restarted.
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