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Reactor No. 1 at Sendai plant to restart operations in July

  • 2015-03-20 15:00:00
  • , Mainichi
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(Mainichi: March 20, 2015 – p. 1)


 Kyushu Electric Power Co. applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on March 19 for an inspection for the resumption of operations of Reactor No. 1 at its Sendai plant. According to the resumption process presented by Kyushu Electric Power, the inspection will start in late March and if no problems are found, the nuclear operator will resume operations of Reactor No. 1 in early July. After the inspection to be conducted following the reactivation of the reactor, the utility hopes to restart commercial operations as early as August, the peak month for electricity demand in the summer.


 The NRA will confirm the safety of facilities, including the reactor, in its inspection to be conducted prior to the reactivation.

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