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Kansai Electric estimates 200 bil. yen required for nuclear plant safety via The Mainichi Daily News

FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) — Kansai Electric Power Co. estimates that around 200 billion yen will be required to protect its nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture from major natural disasters, utility officials said Monday.

The estimate, which is up from an initially projected 70 billion yen, is included in an additional set of safety measures presented to the Fukui prefectural government, the officials said.

Under the measures, Kansai Electric plans to surround its nuclear plants in the towns of Mihama and Takahama with costal levees of up to 11.5 meters by the end of fiscal 2015.

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