#AceWorldNews – JAPAN – October 28 – After recent wrangles with TEPCO and the people’s dismay with Japan’s government decisions. Today it was announced that a town of 100,000 in south-west Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
‘First Nuclear Power Plant to Open Since Fukushima ‘
Satsumasendai, which hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000km south-west of Tokyo.
The town has long relied on the Sendai plant for government subsidies and jobs. Nineteen of the city’s 26 assembly members voted in favour of restarting the plant.
The restart of Japan’s first reactors, under new rules imposed since the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011, is unlikely until next year as Kyushu Electric still needs to pass operational safety checks.