Japan introduces tougher guidelines in move to restart nuclear reactors

06/19/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Japan says its new nuclear power plant guidelines bring the nation into line with the highest global standards, setting the stage for restarting the country's reactors idled since the Fukushima disaster. Power companies are invited to submit applications for restarts beginning July 8. The new rules require better defenses against tsunamis and better assessment of vulnerabilities to earthquakes as well as the establishment of emergency command centers, according to this article.

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