1st Japan Reactor Goes Online Since Nuke Crisis
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Dozens of protesters shouted and danced at the gate of a nuclear power plant as it restarted Sunday, the first to go back online since Japan shut down all of its reactors for safety checks following the Fukushima nuclear disaster. (July 1)

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(nats of protesters shouting Saikado hantai!)NO TO NUCLEAR RESTARTS.THAT IS THE MESSAGE FROM THESE PROTESTERS TO JAPAN'S GOVERNMENT AS ONE OF THE NATION'S NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS GOES BACK ONLINE.THE RESTART COMES AFTER A SERIES OF SAFETY CHECKS.ALL 50 OF JAPAN'S WORKING REACTORS WERE GRADUALLY TURNED OFF IN THE WAKE OF LAST YEAR'S MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI.THE TSUNAMI SENT THE FUKUSHIMA DAI-ICHI PLANT INTO MULTIPLE MELTDOWNS...SETTING OFF THE WORST NUCLEAR DISASTER SINCE CHERNOBYL.NOW MANY RESIDENTS SAY THEY'RE AGAINST A RETURN TO NUCLEAR POWER BECAUSE THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT ANOTHER POTENTIAL MELTDOWN.THE PRIME MINISTER ORDERED THE RESTARTS OF 2 REACTORS...SAYING PEOPLE'S LIVING STANDARDS CAN'T BE MAINTAINED WITHOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY.