POWER UTILITY | Staff Reporter, Japan

Japanese mayor wants nuclear reactor decommissioned

The reactor is located 110 km northeast of Tokyo.

According to a Reuters report, Tokaimura Mayor Tatsuya Murakami is the first local leader to urge scrapping a reactor since PM Yoshihiko Noda tries to reestablish the country's nuclear sector.

The said reactor has been sut since the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11 and is not due to restart until August 2012.

According to the report, the Mayor wants the reactor decommissioned as he warned that if the wave that struck his village on March 11 had been slightly higher, the Tokai Daini reactor could have posed far graver danger than the Fukushima plant, as 1 million people live within a 30-km radius and it is much closer to Tokyo.

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