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Japan’s nuclear industry reels as court upholds injunction to halt reactors

judge-1flag-japanJapan court upholds injunction to halt reactors in blow to nuclear power industry, Reuters,  TOKYO | BY OSAMU TSUKIMORI  17 June 16, A Japanese court on Friday upheld an order to keep two reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant closed, operator Kansai Electric Power said, leaving efforts to get a struggling nuclear industry up and running in limbo.

The court decisionupholding a petition from residents living near the plant concerned about safety, keeps the legal battle center stage in a struggle by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government to restore atomic power five years after the Fukushima disaster.

The Otsu District Court on March 9 ordered Kansai Electric, Japan’s second-biggest utility, to shut down the reactors in Fukui prefecture west of Tokyo, in the country’s first injunction to halt an operating nuclear plant.

The nuclear industry has only recently started to get reactors in a nuclear sector, which used to supply about a third of the country’s power, back online amid widespread public opposition after the melt downs at Fukushima in 2011.

Friday’s decision denied the utility’s attempt to temporarily halt the shutdown order……….

Amid mounting public scepticism over nuclear safety, local residents have lodged injunctions against nuclear plants across Japan…….


June 17, 2016 - Posted by | Japan, Legal


  1. Money overrides intelligence, again the courts are in bed with the industry… Just like mothers for peace court case… What do you do with the waste?,, Judge rules that’s inadmissible…. Completely insane….. And look where we are now… EPA raising the permissible level of radiation in your drinking water….. Can’t fix stupid… Or greedy people

    Comment by Fix it stupid | June 17, 2016 | Reply

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