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Japan: Protesters rally against reopening of Takahama nuclear power plant02:00

Japan: Protesters rally against reopening of Takahama nuclear power plant

Japan, Tokyo
March 29, 2017 at 08:28 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the offices of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Wednesday, following recent hearings on restarting the Takahama Power Plant in the Fukui Prefecture.

The Osaka High Court lifted restrictions on the lower institution, which ordered the suspension of the functioning of the 3rd and 4th nuclear plant in Fukui. The reactors can reportedly begin resuming their work by the end of April.

Many of the Japanese nuclear reactors have been shut down by authorities following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Despite the support of the government, there has been serious concerns expressed by nearby municipalities and residents over the safety of the power plants in the case of natural disaster.

The Takahama Power Plant was shut down by the Otsu court on March 6, 2016, as the Kansai Electric Power company could not prove the safety of reactors.

Japan: Protesters rally against reopening of Takahama nuclear power plant02:00
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Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the offices of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Wednesday, following recent hearings on restarting the Takahama Power Plant in the Fukui Prefecture.

The Osaka High Court lifted restrictions on the lower institution, which ordered the suspension of the functioning of the 3rd and 4th nuclear plant in Fukui. The reactors can reportedly begin resuming their work by the end of April.

Many of the Japanese nuclear reactors have been shut down by authorities following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. Despite the support of the government, there has been serious concerns expressed by nearby municipalities and residents over the safety of the power plants in the case of natural disaster.

The Takahama Power Plant was shut down by the Otsu court on March 6, 2016, as the Kansai Electric Power company could not prove the safety of reactors.

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