Turkey will build a third nuclear reactor and Japan continues slow process to approve restarts

1. Turkey said it plans to build a third nuclear power plant by 2018 or 2019. Turkey has two ongoing nuclear projects. One to be built in Mersin by Akkuyu Nuclear with an agreement signed between the governments of Turkey and Russia in May 2010. The second project will be built through a Turkey-Japan cooperation in Sinop, the article said.

2. Japan’s newly appointed trade minister, Yoichi Miyazawa, said on Tuesday that he would continue with the policy of seeking to restart nuclear reactors deemed safe by the atomic regulator. Miyazawa, speaking to reporters, also said he would move toward restarting Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Sendai plant in southwestern Japan.

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has endorsed the restart of the nuclear reactors at Kyushu Electric’s Sendai power plant in southern Japan

The next for Kyushu Electric is to gain consent from the governor of Kagoshima Prefecture and the mayor of Satsumasendai, where the plant is located.

Interestingly, support for the restart of Japan’s nuclear reactors runs highest in the communities that host them.

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