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Kansai Electric Power Co. suspended reactor 3 at its Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture early Tuesday for a scheduled check, leaving only two out of the nation’s 54 commercial reactors still online.

The last two reactors — unit 6 at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture and unit 3 at Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s Tomari plant in Hokkaido — will both be suspended by late April for regular inspections stipulated for reactors every 13 months.

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