POWER UTILITY | Cesar Tordesillas, Japan

TEPCO to determine what Fukushima reactors to be scrapped

TEPCO will indicate later in the month whether all the reactors at its two nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture will be scrapped.


There are just the four badly damaged reactors to be decommissioned at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, said company President Toshio Nishizawa.

Fukushima Gov. Yuhei Sato has demanded that the TEPCO scrap not only the crisis-hit Nos. 1 to 4 units at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant but also the Nos. 5 and 6 reactors at the complex, as well as the Nos. 1 to 4 reactors at the company's Fukushima Daini plant.

"We must show our view" in the company's comprehensive restructuring plan to be compiled by the end of the month, Nishizawa told reporters during a visit to the prefecture ahead of the first anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, which triggered the nuclear crisis.

He also said the company will consider whether to scrap all the reactors by "listening to local opinions and watching discussions on nuclear power taking place inside the government."

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