SHIZUOKA — A group of residents and a mayor in Shizuoka Prefecture filed a lawsuit Friday seeking the decommissioning of the reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant for safety reasons.
The reactors were ordered taken offline by the Naoto Kan administration due to their location on a major fault zone.
Amid a spread of antinuclear movements sparked by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the lawsuit is the first of what is expected to be a series of similar suits at district courts nationwide in the fall to shut down nuclear plants.
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