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Fukushima operator can restart nuclear reactors at world's biggest plant

The operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been given initial approval to restart reactors at another atomic facility, marking the first step towards the firm’s return to nuclear power generation more than six years after the March 2011 triple meltdown.

Japan’s nuclear regulator on Wednesday approved an application from Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) to restart two reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa – the world’s biggest nuclear power plant – even as the utility struggles to decommission Fukushima Daiichi.

The process will involve reviews and consultations with the public, and the restart is also expected to encounter strong opposition from people living near the plant on the Japan Sea coast of Niigata prefecture.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) ruled that the No 6 and No 7 reactors, each with a capacity of 1,356 megawatts, met stringent new safety standards introduced after the Fukishima disaster. The authority’s five commissioners voted unanimously to approve the restarts at a meeting on Wednesday.

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One has to wonder what TEPCO paid to get this "unanimous consent" from the commissioners.

How can those people, who brought Japan and Fukisihima to the horrible nuclear poisoning they did, ever be trusted to function ethically again?!?

In a just world, the senior management of TEPCO should be in a cold, hard jail cell for the rest of their lives, for horrific laxity in safety regs at Fukishima, along with the city and government officials who just signed off on sloppy care for the spent fuel rods .

This planet, unfortunately, consistently demonstrates the polar opposite of a just world.