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Kansai Electric Power Co. has placed a nuclear reactor at its Takahama plant in a state of cold shutdown to investigate why the automatic safety shutoff was triggered earlier this week, the utility said Wednesday.

The No. 4 reactor at the nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture shut down automatically Monday, just three days after going back online under the stricter safety regulations implemented following the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.

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