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Japan heat wave: PM calls for 'maximum' nuclear power use

Kishida says safety reviews will be speedy, energy conservation should be done 'wisely'

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to reporters during the G-7 summit in Germany on June 28.   © AP

ELMAU, Germany -- Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Tuesday that his government will use nuclear reactors to the extent possible to supply electricity as a scorching heat wave strains Japan's power grid.

With most of the country's workhorse nuclear reactors offline, "we will work steadily to speed up reviews" needed to restart them, Kishida told reporters following the Group of Seven summit in Germany.

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