Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto of Fukui Prefecture (front left) = 24th morning, Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture, inspecting Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 and receiving an explanation from the person in charge of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

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Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto of Fukui Prefecture (front left) = 24th morning, Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture, inspecting Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 and receiving an explanation from the person in charge of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.

On the 24th, Governor Tatsuji Sugimoto of Fukui Prefecture visited the Kansai Electric Power Company’s Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Units 1 and 2 (Takahama Town, Fukui Prefecture), which has been in operation for more than 40 years. At the beginning, he said, “I want to make sure that safe and secure measures are taken from the perspective of the citizens of the prefecture.” It will be used as a material for determining the consent to restart.

Governor Sugimoto confirmed the central control panel, which was digitally updated for restart, and the emergency response center, which serves as a response base in the event of an emergency. On the afternoon of the 24th, Mihama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 (Mihama Town, the same prefecture), which has been in operation for over 40 years, will also visit.

Both towns have already agreed to the restart, and the Fukui Prefectural Assembly has also accepted it. If Governor Sugimoto agrees and restarts the operation, it will be the first time under the rule of “40 years in principle, 20 years at the longest” that was created after the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.