Japan Atomic would likely delay a decision to decommission the reactor as long as possible. The issue will remain deadlocked.
Hidetoshi Shioda, a Tokyo-based senior energy analyst at SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. He was referring to a report commissioned by the Nuclear Regulation Authority that concluded an earthquake fault line under Japan Atomic Power Co’s Tsuruga nuclear plant may be active, requiring that it be permanently shut. (Bloomberg)