SHIZUOKA (Kyodo) Chubu Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will place an emergency diesel generator on high ground at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, in case of power loss due to tsunami.

The announcement was made in the wake of the nuclear crisis at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, where emergency power sources that are needed to cool nuclear fuel were crippled by tsunami.

The Nagoya-based utility also said it will have a training session to use a newly introduced emergency generator vehicle at the Hamaoka plant’s No. 3 reactor.

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