TEPCO ‘likely to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant’

Its four reactors have been shut down since the nuclear accident at the neighbouring Fukushima Daiichi plant

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Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has said it is likely to decommission the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan.

Despite the company having yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi facility, company President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said he hoped the concerns of local residents would be eased if both plants were decommissioned together.

He added if the status of the Fukushima Daini plant is left uncertain, reconstruction of the area would be hampered.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said: “The government highly rates TEPCO’s plan to decommission the Fukushima Daini plant.

“We want the firm to continue talks with people concerned on details of the decommissioning plan, in light of contributing to the promotion of Fukushima’s reconstruction.”

The four reactors have been maintained in cold shutdown since the nuclear accident at the neighbouring Fukushima Daiichi plant.

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