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OSAKA — Kansai Electric Power Co. may construct an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Gobo, Wakayama Prefecture, using land earmarked for a thermoelectric plant, it was learned Friday.

Construction of the thermoelectric plant, which would have been Gobo’s second, has been postponed due to a lack of demand for electricity, and municipal officials have been looking for other ways to boost the local economy.

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