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A town in Fukui Prefecture hosting a Kansai Electric Power Co. nuclear power plant received at least ¥4.3 billion in “donations” since around 1970 from the company, currently at the heart of a gift scandal involving its late deputy mayor, sources familiar with the matter said Saturday.

More than 60 percent of the donations were given to Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, just prior to two nuclear reactors starting operations in the early 1980s, according to the sources and the town’s financial statements.

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