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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and three other ministers on Thursday decided to delay their decision on whether to restart two reactors at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture until Friday, at the earliest.

Ever since the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted in March last year, not one reactors idled for standard checkups across the nation has been allowed to resume operation due to nationwide misgivings about the safety of atomic power. Reactors 3 and 4 at the Oil plant are the first being considered for resumption.

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