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Japanese utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant

AP  |  Tokyo 

The utility responsible for meltdowns at a plant in northeast seven years ago says for the first time publicly it might decommission another plant in that narrowly escaped the crisis.

said today it was considering dismantling four reactors at the Dai-ni, or No. 2, plant.

The Dai-ichi, or No. 1, plant was heavily damaged in the March, 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. Three reactors had meltdowns and a fourth had structural damage. Decommissioning of those reactors has started and the two others will be scrapped eventually.

The decommissioning under consideration would mean all 10 of TEPCO's reactors in Fukushima will be dismantled eventually.

Fukushima officials and residents have demanded decommission its remaining reactors, saying uncertainty has hampered reconstruction.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 12:00 IST