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Japan Restarts Second Sendai Nuclear Plant Reactor

Japan restarted a second reactor at the Sendai nuclear plant on the southwestern island of Kyushu Thursday, as the government pushes ahead with an unpopular return to atomic energy in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Anxious to cut fuel bills, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants atomic power to account for 20 to 22 percent of the country's energy mix by 2030, but the goal is widely seen as unrealistic, and opposition to nuclear power remains widespread. Opinion polls have...

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