TEPCO aims to build more Fukushima-type nuclear reactors, vows to ‘excel in safety’ this time. TEPCO is conducting an independent geological survey to confirm the absence of active faults in Aomori Prefecture, where it wants to resume the construction of a Fukushima-type nuclear plant, frozen following the 2011 disaster. “It’s necessary to form a consortium for building a nuclear plant that is excellent in safety, technology and economy,” TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said in Tokyo, announcing the decision to conduct a survey of the Aomori Prefecture nuclear site.
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Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. (TEPCO) plans to resume preparations to build a nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear crisis prompted suspension of the project. The utility said it will conduct a geological survey at the site of the planned Higashidori nuclear power plant from the second half of fiscal 2018 to fiscal 2020. The results will help to determine how many reactors TEPCO can build at the site in the northern prefecture.
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