UPDATE1: Court rules against restarting nuclear power plant in Hokkaido
- May 31, 2022 5:17 pm GMT
A Japanese court on Tuesday ordered a nuclear power plant in
All three reactors had been taken offline for regular inspections by
The plaintiffs argued there are active faults near the Tomari plant and in the nearby sea and the operator could be underestimating the size of potential earthquakes when designing the reactors' quake resistance.
They claimed soil liquefaction could occur around seawalls near the plant in the event of an earthquake and the utility has not taken sufficient measures to protect against tsunami.
The power company countered that there are no active faults around the nuclear complex or in the nearby sea, and that the possibility of soil liquefaction is low.
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