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Second Fukushima plant unlikely to reopen

TOKYO — Japan’s new industry minister has acknowledged it will be difficult to restart the companion nuclear plant to the one at the heart of the country’s atomic crisis, media reports said. The Fukushima Daini (number two) nuclear complex is about 12 kilometres (seven miles) from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi…

Clinton vows full support for disaster-stricken Japan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged full support for quake-hit Japan on Sunday as the operator of its stricken nuclear plant said it expects to achieve “cold shutdown” in six to nine months. Japan’s embattled Tokyo Electric Power Company(TEPCO) offered the timeline more than five weeks after a giant quake…