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Markets  |  June 16, 2012 09:53:46

Japan approved the restart of nuclear reactors


TOKYO (MEDIAFAX) - The Japanese government on Saturday approved the restart of two nuclear reactors in spite of public opposition. Informs Reuters.

Japan revives two reactors in OHI in the west.

Premier Jošihiko Noda supported a return to nuclear power for some time. He announced earlier this month that Japan Establish two reactor has to rescue the country's economy, which meets electricity.

"Preventive measures against accidents are never perfect," said Trade Minister Yukio Edan at a press conference after the Prime Minister announced the government's decision. "But based on what we plant disaster in Fukushima learned, we have greatly improved preventive measures and power in the OHI is now much safer," he added.

Edan said that the government's intention to reduce long term dependence on Japan's nuclear power remains the same despite the decision's current.

The decision of the Government disagrees citizens. The 10,000 protesters gathered on Friday evening before Nodovou office and requested that the reactors remain shut and the Prime Minister resigned. Shouting: "The Lives of people are more important than the economy."

At the beginning of next week will be launched to revive the reactors. Will run for six weeks before they will work at full capacity.

Japan since last nuclear power plant accident Fukushima ousted all 50 reactors - the latest in May.

Power plant disaster in fukušimské eroded confidence in the Japanese nuclear power, to which island country poor in natural resources, yet relied. This summer, but Japan is facing shortages in supply current.Last month, the government asked businesses and households to reduce electricity consumption by up to 15 percent.

Fukushima-hit nuclear plant last year 11th March earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and a massive tsunami. When disaster failed cooling system equipment, accumulated hydrogen exploded reactor overheated and leaked radiation.

Hundreds of thousands of people from surrounding plants had to leave their homes, twenty-evacuation zone remains empty. Traces of radiation were recorded in water, beef, vegetables, tea, seafood and also in wild animals.

The earthquake and tsunami has killed 16 000 people.

Denise Streublová, streublova@mediafax.cz

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