The union of nine local governments in Kansai — the Shiga, Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Wakayama, Tokushima and Tottori prefectures plus Osaka and Sakai cities — on Wednesday softened its opposition to the restart of the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s (Kepco’s) Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture.
The union’s turnaround has removed one of the last major obstacles to the central government’s effort to bring the reactors back on line. The central government is expected to make a final decision soon on restarting the reactors.
Comment Lucas: ” This is absolute the true face of the government to go against their own people in restarting the nuclear reactors and go on as nothing happened. And for sure denying all Japanese who said no to nuclear power ever again.”