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Japan Nuclear Restart on Way After Kansai Electric Court Win

  • Court removes injunction preventing Takahama reactor restarts
  • Kansai Electric to begin fueling Takahama No. 3 unit tomorrow
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A Japanese court has cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart two of its nuclear reactors early next year.

The Fukui District Court on Thursday removed an injunction preventing the operation of Kansai Electric’s Takahama No. 3 and No. 4 nuclear reactors, Tadashi Matsuda, a representative for the citizen’s group that initiated the case, said by phone. The court also rejected a demand by local residents to block the resumption of reactor operations at Kansai Electric’s Ohi plant.