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Japanese Utility May Scrap Fukushima Plant That Survived Tsunami

June 14, 2018, 1:54 PM

Japan’s Tepco said it may scrap an operable nuclear power plant near its ruined Fukushima Daiichi station amid sustained regional opposition to its use following the 2011meltdowns and explosions at three reactors caused by flooding from a tsunami.

The utility, officially known as Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., said in a statement June 14 that it’s looking to permanently shut the four units at Fukushima Daini after Gov. Masao Uchibori requested the move during a meeting with the company’s president.

Daini survived the damage it sustained from the 2011 tsunami that wrecked the Daiichi plant...

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