Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. A Japanese Cabinet panel called Friday for ph

 

              Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose listens to a reporter
Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose listens to a reporter's question during a news conference in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. A Japanese Cabinet panel called Friday for phasing out of nuclear power over the next three decades as part of an overhaul of the country's energy policy following the Fukushima meltdowns. Hirose, head of the Japanese utility TEPCO that owns the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, has said handling last year's meltdowns ate up money the utility might have used to switch to alternative energy. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)