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The Kanazawa branch of the Nagoya High Court on Monday began hearing an appeal by residents to permanently shut down the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor.

The plaintiffs, all residents of Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, are demanding the court overturn a March ruling by the Fukui District Court rejecting their call to close the reactor, which leaked coolant in December 1995, sparking a fire.

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