Hokkaido Governor Approves Tomari Commercial Restart, Kyodo Says

Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture approved the commercial restart of Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s Tomari No. 3 nuclear reactor, Kyodo News reported, citing governor Harumi Takahashi.

The restart is the first return to commercial operations for a nuclear reactor since the disaster at Fukushima Dai-Ichi, Kyodo said. The reactor has been producing power as part of test operations since March.

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