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“Kan requests full closure of Hamaoka power plant” via the Japan Times Online

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Friday he instructed a utility to shut down a nuclear power plant in central Honshu because of concerns it might be compromised by major quake or tsunami that is expected to hit the region.

Kan said the measure was to ensure safety, citing widespread forecasts that there’s a 90 percent chance of a major quake striking the Chubu region, a roughly nine-prefecture area just west of Tokyo, in 30 years.

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