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Tepco, Chubu, J-Power Delay Nuclear Reactor Plans After Quake

Tokyo Electric Power Co., owner of the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, and three other Japanese utilities delayed building new reactors after the country’s worst civil atomic disaster.

Tepco, as Asia’s biggest utility is known, halted work on the No. 1 nuclear reactor at the Higashidori plant and suspended plans to build three other reactors, spokesman Takeo Iwamoto said today. Chubu Electric Power Co., among Japan’s three biggest energy utilities, delayed building a new reactor, while Electric Power Development Co. stopped construction of its Oma nuclear plant, officials at each company said.