Japan approves two more nuclear reactors to restart

The governor of Japan’s Fukui Prefecture has today approved the restart of units 3 and 4 of Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi nuclear power plant. The utility reportedly plans to restart both units by mid-March.

Of Japan’s 42 operable reactors, five have so far cleared inspections confirming they meet the new regulatory safety standards and have resumed operation. These are: Kyushu’s Sendai units 1 and 2; Shikoku’s Ikata unit 3; and Kansai’s Takahama units 3 and 4. Another 19 reactors have applied to restart.

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  1. More PWR restarts. All the BWRs still have egg on their faces I guess.

    My site spent $100×10^6 on Fukushima beyond design basis accident mitigation modifications over the last few years without taking the units offline. When the Nippons go and decide to restart these BWRs will they find that they lost all of their reactor engineers to the fast food industry? Gotta pay the bills; rice don’t buy itself.

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