#Fukushima: “Japan’s Trade Ministry Set to Approve Operator’s Plan”

#AceWorldNews says Japan’s Trade Ministry said it would approve a revival plan on Wednesday for the utility responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Co, Reuters reported. The plan hinges on TEPCO restarting its Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant to cut fossil fuel costs. An earlier plan by the company outlining a revival after its Fukushima plant was hit by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011 had to be torn up because it could not restart Kashiwazaki. TEPCO will also cut costs by reducing fuel spending and forming partnerships with other utilities, and upgrade fossil fuel plants.

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