OSAKA (Kyodo) Kansai Electric Power Co. has effectively decided to give up plans to build a nuclear power plant in Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture, amid strong opposition from the local community, company sources said Sunday.

Kepco has decided to drop its request that the city conduct an environmental impact study, after the city asked it last month to do so, the sources said. Environmental assessments are required prior to construction of nuclear power plants.

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