Japan Restarts Nuclear Reactors

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restart of two idle nuclear reactors Saturday amid widespread public opposition, more than a year after a powerful earthquake and tsunami triggered three nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Plant, and halted all 50 reactors in Japan…

Saturday’s decision comes as the government scrambles to shore up its energy supply, to avert power shortages during the summer months, when usage is at its peak.

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