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The chances of Japan Atomic Power Co. resuming operations at its Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture are virtually nil now that an active fault is suspected to run directly beneath one of its reactors, the head of the Nuclear Safety Commission said Thursday.

If the fault is confirmed to be active, Japan Atomic Power would be prevented from restarting the plant’s two reactors unless it can prove their safety, Haruki Madarame told reporters.

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