Japan court issues injunction to halt restart of Kansai Elec's Takahama reactors -plaintiffs

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 13, 2015 10:28 PM

FUKUI, Japan (Reuters) - A Japanese court has issued an injunction to halt the restart of Kansai Electric Power's Takahama No. 3 and No. 4 nuclear reactors, plaintiffs said on Tuesday, siding with local residents worried about the safety of the plant.

The order by the Fukui District Court comes as the government seeks to restart Japan's idled nuclear plants four years after the Fukushima disaster. But the majority of the public remains opposed to restarting reactors due to safety fears.

The Takahama reactors, on the coast of Fukui prefecture in western Japan, have met safety regulations set by Japan's nuclear regulator and were expected to be restarted some time this year.

(Reporting by Kentaro Hamada; Editing by Ed Davies)