• Kyodo News


The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency is letting Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactivate one of the seven nuclear reactors at its huge plant in Niigata Prefecture, which was shut down by a devastating earthquake in July 2007, government sources said Saturday.

The No. 7 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant run by Tepco may be able to restart commercial power generation by summer, when demand typically peaks. But first the local authorities from the city of Kashiwazaki and the village of Kariwa will have to give the green light, Tepco said.

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