Japan aims to restart nuclear reactor in June: sources

February 6, 2015 3:00 AM

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Japan aims to restart nuclear reactor in June: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's government is aiming to restart a nuclear reactor by around June following a lengthy and politically-sensitive approval process in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, sources familiar with the plans said.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has been pushing to bring some of the country's reactors back online after all 48 closed following meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011, arguing they are key to economic growth.

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