The Daini complex was also hit by tsunami waves in the 2011 disaster and temporarily lost reactor cooling functions. But unlike the Daiichi plant, it escaped meltdowns. Since the disaster, the decommissioning in Japan of 21 nuclear reactors, including those at Daini, has been decided. For the Tokyo-headquartered power company, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture will be its only nuclear complex. In June last year, TEPCO President Tomoaki Kobayakawa told the governor that the company is leaning toward scrapping all four reactors at the Daini plant. A project team was later formed at the utility and looked into whether that is possible, according to the source. The prefecture has demanded the utility scrap the reactors, saying their existence would hamper its reconstruction efforts.