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The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency on Thursday handed the Cabinet a hastily drafted set of extra safety criteria for reactor restarts the government is hoping will facilitate the process of getting Fukui Prefecture back on atomic energy.

The ministers concerned will examine whether the two reactors at the Oi power plant meet the new criteria. Nearly all of the nation’s 54 reactors remain idled in light of the Fukushima disaster last year.

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