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Japan Atomic Power Co. plans to file Friday an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority seeking approval for a 20-year extension to the operational life of its aging Tokai No. 2 power station in Ibaraki Prefecture, the operator said Tuesday.

If it gains approval, the single-reactor plant, which is currently offline, will be the fourth nuclear facility in Japan to get a longer life span. In addition, it will be the first extension for a plant with a boiling-water reactor, the same type as the reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s disaster-stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

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