|11:12 EDT||CCJ||Uranium stocks rally after Japan approves reactor restart|
Stocks of companies involved with the production, exploration and extraction of uranium are higher after the Kagoshima prefecture approved the restart of the Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai, Japan. The restart, which is slated to happen next year, will be the first restart since the meltdown at the Fukushima facility in 2011. WHAT'S NOTABLE. According to a BBC report, before the Fukushima incident 30% of Japan's power was nuclear-generated. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has argued that the nuclear shutdown is hurting Japan's economy, as it has forced Japan to import expensive fossil fuels to make up the power shortfall. STOCKS TO WATCH. Shares rising following the news include Denison Mines (DNN), which is up over 6%, Uranerz Energy(URZ), up 14%, Cameco (CCJ), up almost 2%, UR-Energy (URG), up almost 14%, Uranium Energy (UEC), up 7%, Energy Fuels (UUUU), up 11% and Uranium Resources (URRE), which is up 19% in late morning trading.