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A Japanese court has decided to allow five ageing nuclear reactors to continue operating at NPPs run by Kansai Electric Power Co, dismissing local residents' safety concerns that led to demands for suspensions. The Fukui District Court denied injunctions to halt unit 3 at the Mihama NPP units 1-4 at the Takahama plant, both in Fukui Prefecture. The reactors began commercial operations between 1974 and 1985. Presiding Judge Yasushi Kato said the court did not find any reasons to believe the reactors would encounter problems and endanger residents.

Date: Wednesday, 03 April 2024
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Bavaria’s Ministry of the Environment has issued an approval notice to begin dismantling unit 2 of Germany’s Isar NPP. In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Atomic Energy Act. The 1400 MWe pressurised water reactor at Isar 2 was one of Germany's last three nuclear plants to be shut down in April 2023. It supplied some 18% of Bavarian electricity production and was the most powerful NPP in Germany. PreussenElektra – which is responsible for the decommissioning of eight nuclear plants in Germany – had already submitted the application to decommission and dismantle the plant in July 2019.

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2024
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