Japan to restart third nuclear reactor in December and fourth early in 2016

Three Japanese reactors have approval to operate for their full licence periods of 40 years after decisions by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA). One of the units – Sendai 2 – is already in operation, the other two – Takahama 3 and 4 – are soon to restart.

Takahama 3 and 4 are likely to be the next units to restart, in December and early 2016 respectively. They are also now expected to operate until 2025.

Takahama reactor