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Japanese plaintiffs suing to block nuclear power plants from resuming operation hope a recent victory in the Fukui District Court points the way forward.

Plaintiffs in 14 of at least 16 antinuclear lawsuits in courts around Japan are using or will use the Fukui court decision in their arguments.

The lawsuits have been filed in the wake of the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

On May 21, the Fukui court ruled that it will not allow two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture to be restarted, citing risks to the public.

That ruling “has pointed out the potential risks applicable to any nuclear power plant, making it natural” for the plaintiffs to use the ruling as evidence in their cases, said Hiroyuki Kawai, a lawyer and co-head of a liaison group of lawyers involved in antinuclear lawsuits.

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Fukui court ruling barring nuclear plant restart seen as precedent (Mainichi Newspaper)


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