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The head of a major inquiry into Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster and a former senior Cabinet adviser have sounded the alarm over the restart of a 44-year old reactor, saying the industry and government have not taken on board the lessons from Fukushima.

Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kepco), which serves Osaka and its industrial environs — an area with roughly the same economic output as Mexico — rebooted the No. 3 reactor at its Mihama station in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday.

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