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Japanese reactor is said to stand on fault line

TOKYO — Specialists said Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in western Japan stands above an active fault, a finding that could lead to the first permanent shutdown of a reactor since the Fukushima crisis two years ago.

The decommissioning of a reactor at the Tsuruga power plant would deal a big blow to a push by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get the country’s nuclear program back online.

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