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Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s apparent inept handling of the triple-meltdown crisis at its Fukushima No. 1 atomic plant may foreclose on its bid to restart two idled reactors in Niigata Prefecture, the head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority indicated Wednesday.

The NRA decided during a meeting of its commissioners the same day that it will start checking whether reactors 6 and 7 at Tepco’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant are safe enough to restart, as sought by the utility.

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