Hiroshima High Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture, revoking district court ruling. The Hiroshima High Court on Wednesday revoked a lower court decision to order the suspension of a nuclear reactor at the Ikata power plant in Ehime Prefecture. The ruling is the first high court decision on a series of injunctions filed with four district courts seeking to halt the No. 3 reactor at the plant, which was restarted in August 2016 but is now offline for routine checks. The focal points of the decision included whether estimates by the plant operator, Shikoku Electric Power Co., of the potential size of possible earthquakes — a key factor for the reactor’s earthquake-resistance measures — were reasonable, and whether safety screening conducted under stricter regulations set after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster was credible.
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