Japan to restart idled nuclear power plants, no plans to replace, says PM

In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, a Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) official wearing radioactive protective gear stands in front of Advanced Liquid Processing Systems during a press tour at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

TOKYO, May 27, 2022, Reuters. Japan will take firm steps to restart idled nuclear power plants to make maximum use of nuclear power to stabilise energy prices and supply, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday, Reuters reported.

“With priority in safety, we will take concrete steps to restart (plants), while the government is not considering to replace” existing nuclear power plants with newer facilities, Kishida told parliament.

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