Japan Court Halts Restart of Two Reactors in Blow to Nuclear Sector

A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima crisis. It is the second court ruling in less than a year against reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, the country's most nuclear reliant utility before Fukushima. Public broadcaster NHK Television said the ruling stated that safety at Kansai Electric's Takahama plant west of Tokyo cannot be assured and the regulator's standards "lack rationality."