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Kansai Electric Power is delaying the restart of the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at its Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture.

Kobe Steel fraud delays Japan's plans to restart reactors

Data falsification mess spreads to country's weakened electric suppliers

| Japan

TOKYO -- Two Japanese power providers said Thursday they are delaying reactivating their nuclear reactors while they check to see if their facilities use any tainted parts from Kobe Steel, which has admitted to falsifying product quality data.

Kansai Electric Power said it is pushing back the reactivation of two of its reactors in central Japan by two months, and Kyushu Electric Power told the Nuclear Regulation Authority it is delaying the reactivation of two reactors in southern Japan, also by two months.

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