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Japan will be without nuclear energy this summer for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear accident started in March 2011.

Kyusyu Electric on June 24 submitted additional documents to the Nuclear Regulation Authority for its application to restart the idled reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The NRA will likely complete all the necessary screening processes at the Sendai plant in August at the earliest.

Currently, the NRA safety screening of the Sendai plant has progressed furthest among all nuclear plants seeking to restart their reactors. The two reactors are expected to be the first to resume operations in Japan.

In the absence of nuclear power generation, utilities have increased thermal power generation while the government has called on the public to conserve energy during the peak summer period.

Considering the public’s heightened awareness of energy conservation, the government has decided not to ask residents in specific areas to refrain from using electricity during certain hours of a day.
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Japan to experience nuclear-free summer (Asahi Newspaper)


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