Japan Next Restarts Nuclear Reactor

- January 29th, 2016

ABC News reported that Japan has restarted yet another nuclear reactor using a riskier plutonium-based MOX fuel.

ABC News reported that Japan has restarted yet another nuclear reactor using a riskier plutonium-based MOX fuel. This is the first reactor of this type to resume operations under the stricter safety rules.
According to the report:

The No. 3 reactor at Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co., went back online Friday. Dozens of people protested outside the plant in Fukui prefecture, where preparations for a restart of another reactor, No. 4, are also underway.
Fukui has more than a dozen reactors, the biggest concentration in one prefecture, causing safety concerns for neighbors including Kyoto and Shiga, whose Lake Biwa is a major source of drinking water for western Japan.

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