Tepco, Chubu Rally Around Nuclear Future, Defying Opposition

Tepco, Chubu Rally Around Nuclear Future, Defying Opposition

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Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Mihama nuclear power station stands at night in Mihama town, Fukui prefecture, Japan. Kansai Electric, which supplies Japan’s second-largest commercial region, this month joined Tepco in asking users to cut consumption this summer by 15 percent to avert blackouts after the disaster led to the closure of some plants and delayed restarts of others closed for maintenance.