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Tohoku Electric Power Co. said on March 28th that it has decided to cancel the plan to build a new nuclear power station in Odaka and Namie area in Fukushima Prefecture, where is just around 10 km away from the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant.

This plan was first announced in 1968. Tohoku Electric had been making efforts to acquire some 150 hectares, or 1.5 million square meters, of land in the two municipalities to build the Namie-Odaka plant, but faced difficulties.

This is the first cancellation by a Japanese utility firm of a plan to build a new nuclear power plant following the onset of the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

 

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Tohoku Elec. to cancel plan for new nuclear power plant in Fukushima (Mainichi Newspaper)

 


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