Fukui – An aging nuclear reactor in Fukui Prefecture was restarted Wednesday, becoming the country’s first nuclear unit to operate beyond the government-mandated 40-year service period introduced under new rules set after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Kansai Electric Power Co. said it began operating the No. 3 unit at the Mihama plant for the first time in about 10 years, after completing final inspections. The reactor had stopped operations after the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 plant triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami.
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