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Japan’s nuclear watchdog finalized a decision Wednesday to require operators of boiling water reactors — the same type as those at the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex — to install new emergency cooling systems.

After soliciting comments from the public, the Nuclear Regulation Authority approved at a regular meeting the revision of safety regulations to make mandatory the installation of systems to circulate water inside reactor containment vessels in the event of serious accidents.

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