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Residents evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster were aghast at the decision that would allow reactor restarts at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

“I am divided between anger and resignation–the anger that I cannot forgive and the resignation that our voice cannot be reached,” said 64-year-old Mikio Watanabe, who lives in temporary housing in Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said July 16 that the No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture’s Satsumasendai meet tougher new safety standards.

They are set to be reactivated as early as in October.

The disaster forced the evacuation of more than 150,000 people in Fukushima Prefecture. Many of them, still living in temporary housing, have anger against  the restart of nuclear power plant.
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