A Japanese utility received local consent on Wednesday to restart three aging nuclear reactors, clearing the final hurdle needed to put them back online and help meet the country’s ambitious carbon emissions reduction target. Kansai Electric Power Co. said it received approval from Fukui prefecture, home to the three reactors, Takahama No. 1 and No. 2 and Mihama No. 3, which have all operated more than 40 years.
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While three retired nuclear reactors in Japan have been authorized to restart for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima disaster, numerous hurdles must be cleared before they resume operation in what would be a major step toward Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s goal of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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