Japanese Minister indicates several nuclear reactors could restart in the fall of 2013 if they pass summer safety assessm

Japan’s industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi revealed that some of the country’s offline nuclear reactors may be restarted by autumn this year at the earliest if they pass the new safety assessment put in place by Japan’s nuclear regulators. The majority of the country’s nuclear power plants were shut down after the Fukushima disaster, forcing Japan to look towards traditional non-nuclear fuel sources for thermal power generation.

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