Japan on Sunday began switching off its last operating nuclear reactor for an inspection, with no date scheduled for a restart amid strong public hostility towards atomic power.
File photo taken on July 19, 2012 shows Kansai Electric Power Co. engineers checking the readings after Unit No.4 reactor at the company's Oi nuclear power plant in the town of Oi, Fukui prefecture. Japan began to switch off its last working nuclear reactor at Oi on Sunday for an inspection with no immediate plan for restart amid high public hostility towards atomic power.
The move will leave the world's third largest economy without atomic energy for the second time since the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted in March 2011.
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