A group filed an injunction on Monday to stop the restart of Tokyo Electric Power Co's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture.
The 130 plaintiffs, including former residents of Fukushima Prefecture, said that it would be dangerous to restart the plant's seven reactors when the the cause of the Fukushima nuclear crisis was still under investigation, Sankei Shimbun reported.
TEPCO took the 1.35-million-kilowatt No. 6 reactor offline on March 26, leaving only one reactor in Japan online -- at Tomari, Hokkaido -- but it is scheduled to go offline on May 5.
The No. 6 reactor at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is expected to undergo checks for several months.© Japan Today/AFP