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Tottori Prefecture granted right to request halting of operations at Shimane Nuclear Plant

  • April 8, 2022
  • , Tokyo Shimbun evening edition , p. 7
  • JMH Translation

Chugoku Electric Power Company aims to restart its Shimane Nuclear Power Plant (Matsue City). In this regard, the electric utility and the local governments in the area—Tottori Prefecture and two Tottori municipalities (Yonago City and Sakaiminato City)—signed a new, revised safety agreement on April 8 at the Tottori Governor’s residence in Tottori City. The new agreement has a provision granting Tottori Prefecture the right to request that the nuclear reactor operations at the plant be halted. According to the prefecture, this is the first time in the nation for a nuclear power plant safety agreement to explicitly stipulate the right to request the halting of operations. (Abridged)

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