NAGOYA — Chubu Electric Power Co. said Friday it will build seawalls as high as 18 meters at its Hamaoka nuclear plant to protect the facility from tsunami.
Chubu Electric will spend ¥100 billion in total to build the seawalls, the facility’s first, and take other measures against tsunami at the power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, which was taken out of operation in May at the request of the government. Construction of the seawalls will begin next month.
Previously, Chubu Electric planned to build seawalls at least 12 meters high based on its estimate that the maximum height of tsunami triggered by a potentially massive earthquake would be around 8 meters.
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