Japan’s nuclear plants return to operation

After nearly two years of Japan’s 54 nuclear power plants standing dormant, the Sendai 1 reactor has been tested and reactivated and 20 more are following suit.  This bodes well for Japan’s climate targets, which would be unachievable without nuclear power, and is likely to have enormous knock-on effects across the world nuclear industry.

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