The failure of U.S. energy company Enron Corp. threatens to end four thermal power generation projects that the Houston-based firm was pushing in Japan, industry officials said Monday.

In Aomori Prefecture, where Enron had planned to build a thermal electricity plant powered by liquefied natural gas in the village of Rokkasho, a senior prefectural official said, “We have not given up hope, but the outlook has become gloomier.”

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