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Writers urge Kyushu Electric to shut down nuclear plant via The Asahi Shimbun

Citing days of continued earthquake activity, a group of writers and journalists on April 16 asked Kyushu Electric Power Co. to immediatley suspend operations at its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Among those seeking the shutdown of the two reactors at the plant were writers Keiko Ochiai, Hisae Sawachi and Takashi Hirose, journalist Satoshi Kamata, photojournalist Ryuichi Hirokawa as well as Nodoka Yamada, a university student who belongs to the Students Emergency Action for Liberal Democracy-s (SEALDs).

“Based on the experience at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, it is clear to everyone that it would be too late if you waited for some abnormality to occur,” the group said in its request faxed to Kyushu Electric Power.

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