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Chubu Electric Power Co. may decommission two long-suspended reactors in the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in Shizuoka Prefecture and build a new alternative reactor there, sources said Saturday.

Chubu Electric wants to decommission the light-water No. 1 and No. 2 reactors because the replacement of parts and the cost of necessary reinforcement work to quake-proof them are expected to weigh on the utility’s management, they said.

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