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Japan Court Bars Hokkaido Nuclear Reactors From Operating

  • Sapporo court rules in favor of anti-nuclear citizens group
  • Tomari reactors have been offline for more than a decade
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A Japanese court ruled in favor of an anti-nuclear citizens group in Hokkaido, saying that a nuclear power plant cannot operate. 

The Sapporo District Court said in a ruling on Tuesday that Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s Tomari nuclear plant isn’t safe to operate due to the earthquake and tsunami risk. A separate request to permanently decommission the plant was rejected by the court, according to court documents. The Tomari facility, which houses three reactors, has been fully offline since 2012.