Proposals to scrap nuclear reactors have been rejected at shareholders meetings of 9 major power companies in Japan.
The firms held the annual meetings on Thursday.
Shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, said it’s responsible for the Fukushima nuclear accident, and that restarting reactors that are now offline is outrageous. Shareholders also proposed scrapping nuclear reactors.
TEPCO executives responded that nuclear power is an important part of the nation’s basic energy plan.
At the meeting of Kyushu Electric Power Company, shareholders proposed scrapping reactors at the Sendai plant in Kagoshima.
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has prioritized a safety screening process for the plant.
Kyushu Electric executives said the company will do its best to improve the plant’s safety, and focus on passing the screening.
Shareholders of Kansai Electric Power Company submitted proposals to scrap all of its nuclear plants.
A local district court last month ordered Kansai Electric not to resume operations of two reactors, citing a lack of safety measures.
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