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TEPCO hopes to have four nuclear reactors in the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture back online by 2015, including two planned for next summer, despite the crisis at its Fukushima nuclear disaster.The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant has seven reactors. TEPCO estimates that for each reactor restart its annual profit will increase by about 100 billion yen ($1 billion).

The Nuclear Regulation Authority began full-scale safety screenings for the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors on Nov. 21. The examination, which is done to confirm whether a reactor meets new safety standards, is a prerequisite for reactivation.

TEPCO said it can expect a pretax profit of about 100 billion yen for fiscal 2014 if the two reactors restart operations next summer.
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TEPCO eyes restarting 4 reactors by 2015 (Asahi Newspaper)


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