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Tepco's nuclear reactors will likely pass safety review

Still unclear if and when Kashiwazaki-Kariwa facility will restart

TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority appears set to certify the safety of two units at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings key nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast.

Passing the safety review is a prerequisite for Tepco to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, which has been idle since the 2011 earthquake and tsunami prompted rigorous safety assessments of all domestic facilities.

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