Starting up the reactors would usually take one or two days after approval is granted, but it is still unclear how long it would take in this case. Edano is expected to visit the region to request a startup and gauge public reaction.
Local consent is not a legal requirement for restarting the reactors, though government ministers are unlikely to force if the mood is strongly against it.
Fukui, where 13 reactors are clustered in four complexes along the coast, is often called Japan's "Nuclear Alley."
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