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The government will not force Tokyo Electric Power Co. into bankruptcy despite the massive costs it faces because of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant meltdown disaster, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe indicated Thursday.

Tepco “should steadily implement compensation, scrap (the crippled) reactors, deal with the accumulation of toxic water (at the plant) and ensure a stable electricity supply as it continues to operate as a private company,” Abe told the House of Representatives plenary session.

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