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Japan – No.4 reactor at Ohi plant to restart July 18th

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The operator of the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, says it aims to restart a second reactor at the facility next Wednesday.

The No.4 reactor at the plant has been shut down for routine inspections.

Kansai Electric Power Company said on Wednesday that it will lift the reactor’s control rods on July 18th. It is expected to reach criticality the following morning.

The reactor is expected to start generating power on July 21st, and to reach full output capacity by July 25th.

The plant’s No.3 reactor, which was restarted on July 1st, went into full-scale operation on Monday.
Jul. 11, 2012 – Updated 10:14 UTC (19:14 JST).

NHK