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Four to go

April 27, 2015

Four aging nuclear reactors officially scrapped



Apr. 27, 2015 - Updated 13:10 UTC+2


Four aging nuclear reactors in Japan have been slated for decommissioning under regulations introduced after the Fukushima nuclear accident.

The decision was announced on Monday based on a law that limits a reactors' lifespan to 40 years in principle.

Two of them are at the Mihama plant in Fukui Prefecture, and one is at the Tsuruga plant, also in Fukui. The other one is at the Genkai plant in Saga Prefecture.

A decision to close another reactor in Shimane Prefecture will be made on Thursday.

The operators of the reactors will start drawing up decommissioning plans to be approved by the government's Nuclear Regulation Authority.

With 5 reactors slated for decommissioning, the number of reactors in Japan will fall to 43.


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