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For more than four decades, the Kansai region has relied on Fukui Prefecture’s nuclear power plants, including 11 operated by Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kepco), to keep the region powered up.

But now that a growing number of plants are nearing or have reached the end of their 40-year life cycle, the question is: What’s next?

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