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“Hamaoka nuclear plant successfully closed” via the Japan Times Online

SHIZUOKA — The Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, was completely shut down Saturday following an unprecedented request by the government due to fears of a large earthquake hitting the area.

Chubu Electric Power Co. said it hopes to fire the plant back up soon after strengthening its tsunami defenses, but Gov. Heita Kawakatsu remains cautious about the idea. The central government said the suspension will last two to three years.

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