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Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Tuesday reactivated the No. 1 reactor of its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture on Aug.11, the first under the new safety standards introduced in response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The Abe administration and the power industry push for restarting the nuclear power plants idled in the wake of the meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 plant once they have cleared the screening by the Nuclear Regulation Authority. However, a majority of people in various opinion polls continue to oppose the restart of the plants, which indicates that the public’s safety concerns over nuclear power have not been dispelled more than four years after the disaster.

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Sendai nuclear power plant restart (The Japan Times)

Amid protests, Kyushu Electric restarts Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima (The Asahi Shimbun)

Japan’s post-Fukushima nuclear shutdown ends (World Nuclear News)

Japan restarts first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster (The Guardian)

Japan split over restart of first nuclear reactor since Fukushima disaster (The Guardian)

Why is Japan restarting Sendai reactor? (BBC)

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