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TEPCO to set up talks on closing No. 2 N-plant

Jiji Press FUKUSHIMA (Jiji Press) — Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. 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 are set to be dismantled, also including the six at TEPCO’s meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 plant.

At a meeting with Kobayakawa, Fukushima Gov. 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.

After the meeting, Kobayakawa told reporters he received a strong request again from Uchibori to decommission the nuclear power plant.

“We will, as a company, start concrete discussions to decommission all units,” he said.Speech

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