It remains uncertain when they will resume operations, given new safety assessment requirements introduced due to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant crisis and the scandal over an email campaign by the utility seeking to show support for reactors.
Kyushu Electric may thus be left with all its six reactors out of service after the remaining two still running — the Nos. 1 and 4 reactors at the Genkai plant in Saga Prefecture — enter scheduled checks in December.
The utility hopes to reactivate the Sendai plant’s No. 2 reactor in late November for test operations and restart commercial operations around mid-December. But a company official said, “As it would be necessary for us to implement the safety assessment and win local residents’ support, it is unclear when operations can actually resume.”
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