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The operator of the Monju prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor said Friday it had skipped inspections of another 2,100 components, in the latest sign of its lax safety management.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency was already found to have failed to conduct inspections at appropriate intervals on nearly 10,000 components, leading nuclear regulators to issue an order in late May effectively prohibiting the trouble-prone reactor from being restarted until remedial steps are taken.

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