Update: decision to close Hamaoka not yet made

It appears that the report that Chubu Electric would close its Hamaoka reactors may have been premature. Chubu’s board is meeting over the weekend to consider the request from Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan, and the latest press report suggests that the board has indicated that it needs more time to consider the economic impact of closing the plant.

Preliminary reports said that Hamaoka’s three reactors would close for up to two years while the company built a 40 to 50 foot seawall to protect against the kind of tsunami that crippled the reactors at Fukushima in March.


About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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