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Japan to restart idled nuclear power plants, no plans to replace, says PM

The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen from the coast of Futaba town in Fukushima prefecture. (AFP)
The Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen from the coast of Futaba town in Fukushima prefecture. (AFP)
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27 May 2022 04:05:07 GMT9
27 May 2022 04:05:07 GMT9

Japan will take firm steps to restart idled nuclear power plants to make maximum use of nuclear power to stabilise energy prices and supply, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday.

“With priority in safety, we will take concrete steps to restart (plants), while the government is not considering to replace” existing nuclear power plants with newer facilities, Kishida told parliament.

Reuters

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