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Intro: "The Oi nuclear plant's reactor No 3, in the western Fukui Prefecture of Japan, was switched back on Sunday evening in opposition to public outrage and a growing anti-nuclear protest movement throughout the country."

Anti-nuclear activists stand in front of a line of police officers during a protest in Fukui. (photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-nuclear activists stand in front of a line of police officers during a protest in Fukui. (photo: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)



Japan Nuclear Back Online As Protests Continue

By Common Dreams

02 July 12

 

he Oi nuclear plant's reactor No 3, in the western Fukui Prefecture of Japan, was switched back on Sunday evening in opposition to public outrage and a growing anti-nuclear protest movement throughout the country.

Hundreds of protesters blocked the road to the front gate of the power station on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, as they faced off against riot police and pledged to stay there day and night, reports Al-jazeera.

However, plant operator, Kansai Electric said Sunday it already had enough workers on hand for the restart.

Last month Noda ordered the restarts of reactors No 3 and No 4, at the Oi plant, as he continued his campaign of hooking the country back onto nuclear power.

Up to 200,000 protesters had gathered Friday evening in central Tokyo, chanting, "No to nuclear restarts" outside of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's home.


See also: 200,000 Protest in Japan Ahead of Nuclear Restart


Nuclear power protests in Japan - in pictures

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+1 # Willman 2012-07-02 20:35
They figure if they survived and lived after the bombs were dropped during WWII that a little nuclear power is nothing to get in the way of profits.
 
 
0 # Street Level 2012-07-03 00:05
This is incredibly sad for the people. After seeing the honorably civil behavior following this disaster, I would have hoped that the Prime Minister would have also been honorable in return.
 
 
0 # Beth Carter 2012-07-03 01:34
Thrive the movie presents another answer.
 

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