Date: Monday, May 9, 2011
Utility grants Kan's request, plans new sea walls
Chubu Electric OKs Hamaoka shutdown
NAGOYA — Chubu Electric Power Co. on Monday decided to shut down the Hamaoka nuclear power station in Shizuoka Prefecture in response to a request made by Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
At a press conference, Chubu Electric President Akihisa Mizuno admitted that Kan's request was not legally binding but said that the prime minister's judgment carries significant weight.
The utility, which serves the central Chubu region around Nagoya, will suspend Hamaoka's No. 4 and No. 5 reactors and delay resumption of No. 3....
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