Japan Returns to Nuclear Power for the First Time in Two Years: Now What?

Two years ago, Japan shut down all of its nuclear reactors. On Tuesday morning, one of them kicked back into gear. Japan imposed a ban on nuclear-power generation in September 2013 in response to the meltdown of several reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following a devastating tsunami in 2011. The nuclear disaster spewed radioactive materials into the air and nearby water, and forced 100,000 people to evacuate their homes.

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