A court in Ibaraki Prefecture ordered on Thursday the suspension of the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant, amid ongoing public safety concerns over nuclear power generation 10 years after the Fukushima No. 1 accident. In a civil lawsuit at the Mito District Court, residents of Ibaraki and surrounding prefectures demanded that Japan Atomic Power Co. halt operation of the power plant in the prefecture, arguing that safety measures at the facility are insufficient.
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Japanese nuclear regulators said Wednesday that the world’s largest nuclear power plant, owned by the utility behind the Fukushima nuclear crisis, will not restart anytime soon due to serious holes in the anti-terrorism measures found at the facility. The Nuclear Regulation Authority at its weekly meeting decided to suspend further safety inspection and other processes for a restart of the No. 7 reactor at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant on the northern Japanese coast in Niigata prefecture. The plant is owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co.
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