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“Kan’s attempt to shut down Hamaoka lacks legal basis” via the Japan Times Online

The administration of Prime Minister Naoto Kan has decided to seek the complete suspension of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station, the only atomic power plant operated by Chubu Electric Power Co.

The utility serves central Japan’s industrial zone, home to many key manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp.

Kan, who announced the decision at a hastily called news conference Friday, acknowledged that the government’s request for Chubu Electric to halt the nuclear plant lacks any legal basis.

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