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The mayor of Hakodate city in Hokkaido said its municipal government plans to file a lawsuit around March against the state and an electric power utility to stop construction of a nuclear power plant in neighboring Aomori Prefecture.

In the lawsuit to be filed with the Tokyo District Court, the Hakodate municipal government is expected to demand the state nullify its approval to build the plant in Oma by Electric Power Development Co., city government officials said.Although separated by the Tsugaru Strait, Hakodate is located 23 kilometers from the plant at the shortest point.

It would be the first nuclear power-related lawsuit against the state by a local government.
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Hokkaido city to file lawsuit to stop nuclear plant construction (Mainichi Newspaper)


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