Consequently, local governments have only granted Sendai’s two reactors to be the first nuclear plants to resume operations under the conditions of more stringent safety guidelines.
Before the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the Fukushima disaster, nuclear energy generated about 30% Japan’s power, RT reports.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been a strong proponent of nuclear energy, contending that Japan’s increased dependence on fossil fuels is economic unsustainable.
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Max Chen contributed to this article.