TEPCO to be asked to close all 10 Fukushima nuclear plants

The Yomiuri Shimbun has reported that prefecture officials will ask TEPCO to decomission all of the 10 nuclear reactors in the Fukushima prefecture. Nuclear safety agreements require TEPCO to seek prior consent from local governments before operations are resumed.

TEPCO has already decided to decommission the Nos. 1-4 reactors at the Fukushima Dai ichi.

At a press conference Wednesday morning, Junichi Matsumoto, acting head of TEPCO’s headquarters regarding nuclear plant locations, said the firm would hold consultations with local residents on how the firm would respond if Fukushima Prefecture asks TEPCO to decommission the reactors.