Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is in talks with Toshiba, Hitachi and Chubu Electric Power on a joint venture to resume the stalled Higashidori NPP project in northern Japan, The Nikkei reported on 8 August. The new company would build, operate and maintain the plant as well as handle discussions with local authorities and residents. Construction is expected to start next year at the earliest. The proposal represents the first concrete results from talks on a four-way nuclear partnership that began a year ago initiated by Tepco in the wake of the Fukushima accident.
Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
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