1,200 join suit against Genkai atomic plant via The Japan Times

SAGA — Another 1,200 people have joined a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Genkai atomic plant in Saga Prefecture, bringing the number of plaintiffs to around 4,200, the most for any current lawsuit against a nuclear facility.

The plaintiffs are led by Akira Hasegawa, a former president of Saga University.

“I hope we can shed light on problems concerning Japan’s nuclear power operations, which are characterized as ‘a private-sector business under state policy,’ through the court debates,” Hasegawa told a meeting of the plaintiffs Wednesday.

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