TEPCO shuts down last operating nuclear reactor

Tokyo Electric Power Co, the operator of the Fukushima plant, has shut down its last operating reactor, the No. 6 unit at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa plant, leaving only one commercial reactor online in Japan.  TEPCO is expected to request between 700 billion and 900 billion yen in aid from the Nuclear Damage Liability Facilitation Fund  to cover compensation payments to people affected by its nuclear accident, JiJi Press reported.

Hokkaido Electric Power Co. plans to halt operations of the No. 3 reactor at its Tomari nuclear power plant on May 5 for regular inspections, according to sources.

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