Japan PM pledges to authorize reactor restarts this year

02/28/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Japanese nuclear plants that pass stricter safety rules will be given the go-ahead to restart later in the year, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. Japan learned that tougher rules were necessary after the Fukushima Daiichi incident, and such standards will be implemented "without compromise," Abe said. The country will continue to find other means to lessen its nuclear energy reliance, he added.

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