8 Years On: Revenue to Fall at Fukushima Towns after Plant Decommissioning

Economy Politics

Fukushima, March 7 (Jiji Press)--Fukushima Prefecture towns hosting a nuclear power plant to be scrapped are set to struggle with the end of massive grants that will follow the much-awaited decommissioning.

Residents of the towns of Naraha and Tomioka are eager for the demolition of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Fukushima No. 2 plant, which straddles the two towns.

The facility stands just south of the company's Fukushima No. 1 power plant, which had a triple meltdown after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

TEPCO has floated a plan to decommission the No. 2 plant, in addition to the decommissioned No. 1 plant.

"We appreciate the plan to a certain degree," Naraha Mayor Yukiei Matsumoto told TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa when he visited Naraha in June last year to explain the decommissioning plan.

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