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Japan / High Court Dismisses Second Appeal Against Operation Of Genkai-3 And -4

By Kamen Kraev
30 September 2019

High Court Dismisses Second Appeal Against Operation Of Genkai-3 And -4
Genkai nuclear power station. Photo courtesy Kyushu Electric Power Company.
A Japanese high court has rejected an appeal from a citizens group to suspend operation of the Genkai-3 and -4 nuclear power units in the southwest Saga Prefecture, operator Kyushu Electric Power Company said.

Reports in local media said the Fukuoka High Court upheld a March 2018 decision the lower-instance Saga District Court to turn down a petition by 70 local residents against the operation on the two-unit nuclear plant.

The petitioners had argued there was a volcanic eruption risk from Mount Aso in neighboring Kumamoto Prefecture, and Kyushu Electric had insufficient measures in place to protect the nuclear units from natural disasters.

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