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Osaka-based Kansai Electric wants to extend the service period of its Takahama Nos. 1 and 2 reactors in Fukui Prefecture beyond the 40-year limit.

Japan's nuclear dilemma

Is there life after 40 for aging reactors?

TOKYO -- Across Japan, nuclear power plants that went online around the mid-1970s are approaching their government-mandated 40-year service period. While power companies have decided to decommission some of their aging facilities, the Osaka-based...