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Japan nuclear reactor halted for missing anti-terror deadline

Unit was first to operate beyond government-mandated 40 years

The No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric's Mihama nuclear power plant in central Japan was halted just four months after its restart.

FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) -- A nuclear reactor in central Japan's Fukui Prefecture was halted on Saturday, just four months after its restart as it could not meet a deadline set by regulators to implement anti-terrorism measures.

The suspension of Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Mihama No. 3 unit came ahead of the deadline on Monday for such measures to be completed. After undergoing safety checks, the utility aims to make the necessary changes to its facilities around September next year and restart operations in mid-October.

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