Trends in Tokyo Electric Power Co.
[ Moves against nuclear accident ]
- Tokyo Electric Power Co. announced on May 20, 2011 that it has decided to scrap the first four reactors of its Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant and to cancel its plan to build No. 7 and No. 8 reactors at the plant. (Zaikei Shimbun)
- Masataka Shimizu, president of Tokyo Electric Power Co.(TEPCO), met with Governor Yuhei Sato of Fukusima Prefecture in his office on April 22, 2011, and apologized for the ongoing crisis at the firm's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Referring to the possibility of restarting the currently-halted nuclear reactors in TEPCO's nuclear plants in the prefecture, the governor said "it is impossible to discuss the issue unless this nuclear crisis is fully settled." (Based on media reports)
- Tokyo Electric Power Co. Executive Vice President Takashi Fujimoto said on April 21, 2011 that the utility will considerably delay the planned start of the operation of the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at the Higashidori Nuclear Power Plant in Aomori Prefecture. He indicated that the company will make drastic changes to the designs for the two reactors. (Based on a report by The Yomiuri Shimbun)
- On March 17, Electric Power Development Co. (J‐Power) announced that for the time being it has halted construction of Ohma Nuclear Power Plant in Aomori Prefecture. Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company sponsored by Tokyo Electric Power Co. and other electricity supplier also has suspended construction of interim storage facility to dispose spent nuclear fuels in Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture. (Kyodo News Service)
- On March 17, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) announced that for the time being it is calling off construction of its No. 1 Higashidori Nuclear Plant in Aomori Prefecture. (Multiple news sources)
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