Japanese court rules to keep reactors

  • 06/04/2016
Japanese court rules to keep reactors

A Japanese court has rejected an appeal that would have led to the shutdown of reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power, the country's only operating units, a non-governmental group opposed to atomic power says.

The verdict on Kyushu Electric's Sendai station represents a victory for an industry struggling to restore atomic power five years after the Fukushima crisis.

It was read out at the Miyazaki court in southwestern Japan on Wednesday morning (local time), Aileen Mioko Smith, director of Green Action, told Reuters by phone.

Last month, a court decision led to a halt in operations of Japan's only other operating reactor, potentially throwing government energy policy into disarray.