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Japan Atomic Power to seek lifespan extension for aging plant

Tokai No. 2 would be first Fukushima Daiichi-style reactor to get green light

Japan Atomic Power's Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo.

TOKYO -- Japan Atomic Power will apply to extend the operating life of the reactor at its 39-year-old Tokai No. 2 nuclear plant, a matter that could affect the survival of a company whose power plants have all been shut down.

The 1.1-gigawatt plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, was shut down after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused the meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi.

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