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Japan court rejects bid to shut Shikoku Electric nuclear reactor

Power News - Published on Mon, 18 Mar 2019

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Kyodo News reported that a high court in western Japan rejected a lawsuit to shut down Shikoku Electric Power Co's only operating nuclear reactor. Kyodo said that a branch of the Yamaguchi District Court denied a legal bid by residents to shut the No. 3 reactor at the Ikata nuclear plant. The 890 megawatt reactor was restarted on Oct. 27 and is currently running at full capacity. The restart followed a Hiroshima High Court in late September that lifted a 2017 injunction blocking operations at the reactor.

Nuclear remains an unpopular energy option in Japan and the country will reboot only a fraction of the 54 reactors it had before the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Mon, 18 Mar 2019
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