• Kyodo


Chubu Electric has effectively put on hold plans to build a new reactor at its now-idled Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture as it is currently unable to specify a start date for operations, company sources said Saturday.

Chubu Electric Power Co. will not include any time frame for the new unit, construction for which has yet to begin, in a report it will submit to the government by March 31, covering its power supply plan for the 2012 business year, the sources said.

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