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For Japan, there's no escaping Fukushima Daiichi's shadow

Six years on, nation gropes for viable energy policy as cleanup costs soar

This Feb. 3 photo shows the No. 3 reactor unit at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

TOKYO -- Nearly six years after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, the catastrophe still looms large over Japan's energy policy.

Most of the country's nuclear plants remain offline due to safety concerns. The finances of Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings -- the operator of the ill-fated Fukushima facility -- are in a shambles. Cleanup costs continue to mount, with no ceiling in sight.

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