• Kyodo


Local assemblies near Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, have issued resolutions and opinions in the past year calling for the “permanent shutdown” or “decommissioning of reactors” at Chubu Electric Power Co.’s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station.

The plant in Omaezaki was ordered halted on May 14, 2011, by the government over concerns that its two operating reactors would not be able to withstand the kind of quake-tsunami double punch that caused three reactors to experience meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant two months earlier.

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