It was decided to halt the operations of the Tokai 2 nuclear facility, located in Ibaraki state in northeast Tokyo, the capital of Japan, due to the lack of regional evacuation plans.
The Mito District Court temporarily suspended the operations of Ibaraki’s Tokai 2 nuclear facility located on the Pacific Ocean coast.
“The feasibility of disaster risk systems with achievable evacuation plans is controversial,” Judge Maeda Eiko said of the plant’s current evacuation plans. used the expression.
Noting that around 940 thousand people live within a 30-kilometer radius of the facility, Maeda stated that the regional evacuation plans of the nearby municipalities should be developed.
“The current situation poses a concrete danger that could violate the personal rights of those living in the surrounding areas,” said Maeda. said.
The Tokai 2 power plant, which started to operate commercially in 1978, is under the Japan Atomic Power (JAPC) company. The JAPC announced that it will appeal the decision.