Japan: Nuclear Plants Setback

On May 21st, the Regional High Court in Osaka, Fukui Province ruled that the two nuclear reactors in Oi in the Province cannot restart. The Court agreed with the plaintiffs in the case that the estimates given for the plant’s earthquake resistance were “unreliable”. [But Kansia Electric Power, the owners of the plant are to appeal]. However, re-starts have been requested for 18 of the other 50 reactors that survived the Fukushima disaster…