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Another 1,200 people have joined a lawsuit seeking the closure of the Genkai atomic plant in Saga Prefecture, bringing the number of plaintiffs to around 4,200, the most for any current lawsuit against a nuclear facility.

The suit was initially filed with the Saga District Court on Jan. 31 against both the central government and Kyushu Electric Power Co., operator of the Genkai plant, by 1,700 people. By March, plaintiffs numbered roughly 3,000.

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