Japan nuclear plant’s power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

FILE PHOTO: Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari nuclear power plant is seen in Tomari town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, in this picture taken by Kyodo May 5, 2012. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island. Triggering a blackout just after 3 a.m. local […]

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