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The imminent shutdown of all 17 nuclear reactors run by Tokyo Electric Power Co. is raising fears of power cuts this summer and has prompted Tepco to urge consumers to save electricity.

The anticipated shutdown of all of Tepco’s reactors, which are located in Niigata and Fukushima prefectures, by mid-April follows revelations last August that the nation’s largest electric power firm falsified safety reports to cover up defects at its nuclear facilities.

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