Japan puts off Hamaoka Nuke-plant closure

The operator of Japans Hamaoka power plant has postponed its decision to halt the activities of the facility upon the demand of Premier Naoto Kan.On Friday, Kan called for the shutdown of Hamaoka nuclear power plant which is located on the countrys largest island due to concerns over a possible earthquake. Kan said he was convinced “after considering possible devastating impact on the whole Japanese society if a serious accident should take place at the Hamaoka plant.”

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