Japan begins switching off last working nuclear reactor
Image taken by TEPCO on September 13, 2013 shows workers preparing to take apart a contamination water tank where radioactive materials were leaked at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Japan began switching off the nation's last working nuclear reactor Sunday for a routine inspection, with no immediate plan to restart it due to to public hostility towards atomic power.
"The work started at 4:40pm (0740 GMT)," said a spokesman for Kansai Electric Power, with the shutdown leaving the world's third largest economy without atomic energy for the second time since the Fukushima crisis erupted in March 2011.
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