TEPCO to decommission Fukushima No. 2 N-power plant
Jiji -- Jun 15
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. <9501> will start discussions to decommission all four nuclear reactors at its Fukushima No. 2 power plant, President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said Thursday.

Now all of the 10 reactors in Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, are set to be dismantled, also including the six at TEPCO's meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant.

At a meeting with Kobayakawa, Fukushima Governor Masao Uchibori called on TEPCO to make a decision on the decommissioning of the No. 2 plant as soon as possible. Its four reactors remain halted.

Kobayakawa answered that the prolonged unclear situation "is a drag on the recovery" of the prefecture from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the subsequent nuclear disaster.

"We'll start detailed discussions," he added.

東京電力の小早川社長は福島県の内堀知事との会談で、福島第二原発について廃炉の方向で検討に入ることを伝えました。福島第二原発は東日本大震災で津波の被害を受けましたが、冷却機能が残っていたため、第一原発のような爆発には至っていませんでした。
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