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Kansai Electric set to restart Fukui Prefecture reactor Friday

OSAKA -- Kansai Electric Power will bring a reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant back online Friday after a roughly four-year hiatus, the utility said Thursday.

     After undergoing final inspections, Kansai Electric will remove control rods used to slow or stop nuclear fission reactions at the No. 3 reactor around 5 p.m. The Fukui Prefecture plant will become the second in the nation after Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai plant to restart operations under new regulations implemented after the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which had resulted in the eventual shutdown of all of Japan's nuclear reactors.

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