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A Nuclear Regulation Authority panel said Wednesday it remains convinced that geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.’s atomic power plant in Aomori Prefecture are active, indicating the facility’s sole reactor cannot be restarted.

The panel reached the same conclusion in an earlier meeting. On Wednesday, however, Tohoku Electric officials were given the opportunity to argue their claim that clay swollen with water was responsible for deformations in geological layers.

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