First Japan nuclear reactor to go back online

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By Karen Elizondo

Protests grew in Tokyo during the weekend in front of the entrance of a nuclear plant, the Washington Post reported.

With the announcement of a reboot for the Ohi nuclear facility on Japan's western shoreline, protesters gather to block the entrance of the facility and shout, "No to the restart," the Washington Post reported.

One protester told the Associated Press that he doesn't think the plants are safe to restart yet. The Star Tribune quoted him when he said, "After experiencing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, how can Japan possibly want nuclear power?"

Seventy percent of japanese respondents have said they favor the idea of decreasing the use of nuclear power in the country according to a poll done by the Pew research center, the Star Tribune reported.

However, government officials worried about a power crunch and blackouts in the hot summermonths have led them to turn on "Ohi No. 3" and maybe plant No. 4, the Star Tribune reported.

After the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year sent the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant into multiple meltdowns, 50 of the working reactors were shut down, the Star Tribune reported. The Fukushima meltdown called for an evacuation of more than 100,000 people, the Washington Post reported.

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