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A senior lawmaker of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Monday it is necessary for the government to determine whether to resume nuclear plant operations at an early date.

“The economy will eventually stall in terms of energy cost” as long as most nuclear reactors remain idled, Hiroyuki Hosoda, executive acting secretary general of the LDP, said in his speech in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. “It is needed to determine their resumption by securing their safety.”

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