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Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 16, 2014 at 11:11 a.m.

TOKYO — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety regulations Wednesday, an important step toward restarting the country’s first reactors under the tighter rules applied after the 2011 disaster.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepted a report that found the design upgrades and safety improvements at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station have complied with the requirements introduced last July.

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