Japan reboots 44-year-old nuclear reactor

Kansai Electric Power, which serves Osaka and its industrial environs - an area with roughly the same economic output as Mexico - restarted its No. 3 reactor at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday in Fukui Prefecture, and so far no issues have been reported.

The reactor is the oldest to be restarted since the 2011 Fukushima disaster and needed special approval to have its lifetime extended beyond the standard 40-year limit.

Most reactors in Japan remain shut after the incident highlighted failings in regulation and oversight.

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