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Submission + - Japan restarts two of their 50 nuclear reactors ( 1

Darth_brooks writes: "Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ordered the restart of two idle nuclear reactors Saturday, amid split public response. The Japanese government is trying to fill a summer power shortfall. According to the article, the two reactors supply power to the Kansai region near Osaka, where local officials were predicting a 15% shortfall in power capacity during July and August."
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Japan restarts two of their 50 nuclear reactors

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  • Given that only a dozen or so were directly effected by the earthquake and tsunami their going to have to spin up a lot more to avoid irreparably damaging their economy.

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