Japan court okays restart of nuclear reactors

A Japanese court has granted permission for two nuclear reactors to be restarted. The Fukui District Court lifted an injunction that had blocked the re-opening of the reactors operated by […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A Japanese court has granted permission for two nuclear reactors to be restarted.

The Fukui District Court lifted an injunction that had blocked the re-opening of the reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO).

It was issued earlier this year after a group of residents argued the facility would not be able to withstand if a massive earthquake was to take place.

KEPCO said in a statement: “Today the Fukui District Court decided to disaffirm the decision of a provisional disposition preventing the operation of Units 3 and 4 of Takahama Nuclear Power Station.”

The company added it will continue to improve safety at its nuclear power stations.

Japan was nuclear-free in 2013 after it closed all its reactors after the Fukushima disaster in 2011.

Sendai Nuclear Power Unit No.1 was the first reactor to re-open in the country in August following the incident.