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A nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Ibaraki Prefecture that was closed after a fire and explosion in March 1997 will resume operations Nov. 20, the plant’s operator said Tuesday.

The state-run Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute made the announcement at a briefing for local municipalities, who gave their approval to resume operations.

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