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Another Japan utility to scrap aging nuclear reactor

Shikoku Electric's Ikata nuclear power plant.

OSAKA -- Shikoku Electric Power is joining the ranks of Japanese utilities that have decided to pull the plug on aging nuclear reactors that are too costly to maintain.

     The company, which serves the western Japanese island of Shikoku, plans to decommission the No. 1 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture.

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