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Japan allows world’s biggest nuclear plant to restart

DW reports that Japan is restarting its largest nuclear power plant.

The C3 Take
  • Japan’s nuclear regulator has given the green light for the restart of Tokyo Electric Power’s (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, the largest in the world in terms of capacity.
  • This plant generates nearly 8,000 megawatts of electricity per year. For context, the average American city consumes 3,000 megawatts annually.
  • Kashiwazaki-Kariwa had shut down following the accident at Fukushima, but its restart is a part of Japan’s embrace of nuclear power to wean off of fossil fuels.

“The Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) said TEPCO’s preparedness had improved and decided to lift the de facto ban. The body has carried out more than 4,000 hours of inspection of its facilities.”

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