TEPCO's biggest nuke plant continue operations after quake

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Posted: Mar 21, 2011 9:57 AM
TEPCO's biggest nuke plant continue operations after quake

(Reuters) - Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co said operations at its biggest Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant were continuing after a strong quake hit northern Japan on Saturday.

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck northwestern Japan on Saturday, about half a day after massive 8.9 magnitude quake hit northeastern Japan.

Four nuclear units at the plant continued to operate, while the three remaining units were kept shut, a company official at the plant said.

(Reporting by Risa Maeda and Osamu Tsukimori; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)