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A Nuclear Power Plant to Resume in Japan
In Japan, the great earthquake and tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011 caused a catastrophic accident at the power plants in Fukushima.
With the accident as a trigger, approaches to the nuclear power generation in Japan have been reviewed and nuclear power plants had undergone periodic inspections after the earthquake stopped operation one by one.
Currently, all of existing 48 plants in Japan stopped.
Nuclear power plants were assessed for a year based on a new regulation standard established by the Ministry of Environment of Japan considering a more severe defense against natural disasters and terrorism.
As a result, the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture informally passed its inspection on July 16.
If the local community approves it smoothly, the plant is expected to resume operation around October this year.