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Japan's Tepco will consider decommissioning Fukushima Daini nuclear plant-media

An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Naraha town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 22, 2016. Mandatory credit Kyodo Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings President Tomoaki Kobayakawa said the company will consider decommissioning the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, situated near the Fukushima Daiichi plant that was wrecked after a massive quake in 2011, public broadcaster NHK reported.

Kobayakawa made the comments to local Fukushima prefectural governor Masao Uchibori in a meeting in Fukushima on Thursday, NHK reported.

Local governments have been calling for the decommissioning of all four reactors at Fukushima Daini, which suffered relatively minor damage compared with Fukushima Daiichi. The Fukushima Daini plant is located 10 kms (6 miles) to the south of the wrecked Daiichi plant.

Reporting by Osamu Tsukimori; editing by Richard Pullin

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