The Japanese town of Tsuchiyu, 80 KM from Fukushima, is to build a geothermal power plant as part of the ongoing Japanese recovery effort from last year’s disaster.
Set to cost $3.8m, the plant will have capacity of as much as 250 kilowatts and will begin functioning next year, according to Kazuya Ikeda, secretary-general of the Yuyu Tsuchiyu Onsen Cooperative Union.
The proposed plant is part of reconstruction efforts for local hot springs, five of which closed following last year’s record earthquake and tsunami.
Electricity from the plant will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power Co., reports Bloomberg.
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