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Kansai Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has shut down the No. 2 reactor at its nuclear power plant in Mihama, Fukui Prefecture, due to technical trouble.

The shutdown is expected to further restrict Kansai Electric’s power supply and make winter electricity shortages more likely in the Kansai region, as only two of the utility’s 11 nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture — the No. 2 unit at the Oi plant and the No. 3 unit at the Takahama plant — currently remain in operation.

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