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NIIGATA (Kyodo) The suspension order on the No. 6 reactor at Tokyo Electric Power Co’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station was lifted Monday, the municipal government of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, said.

The suspension on the plant’s No. 7 reactor was lifted in February. All reactors at the plant were halted after a deadly 2007 earthquake.

Local authorities confirmed the safety of firefighting equipment at the No. 6 reactor last week, and Tepco will soon seek permission to restart the reactor.

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, the world’s largest in terms of power output, automatically shut down when the magnitude 6.8 temblor struck offshore July 16, 2007.

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