• Kyodo, Staff Report

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Japan’s nuclear watchdog gave approval Wednesday for the nation’s third reactor to operate beyond the mandated 40-year maximum life span as the enforcement of limits introduced after the Fukushima disaster continues to weaken.

The No. 3 unit at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Mihama plant in Fukui Prefecture is the latest reactor given the approval following two units at the utility’s Takahama complex, also in Fukui.

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