Japan’s government will decide restart of idled nuclear reactors

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Japan’s new energy policy allows for a conditional restarting of existing nuclear plants, completion of nuclear construction projects underway, and continued recycling of nuclear fuel.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura told reporters that the central government will decide to allow the resumption of idled reactors after their safety has been confirmed by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA.

Shunichi Tanaka, the head of Japans new Nuclear Regulation Authority, echoed Fujimura’s statement saying that the NRA is only responsible for nuclear safety criteria, and not judgements related to restarting idled reactors.

Tanaka added that utilities and government authorities should assume the leadership role in restarting reactors and building consensus in local communities.

Source: NHK

Source: NHK

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