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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Sendai nuclear plant to restart as early as Aug.10

The operator of the Sendai nuclear power plant in southern Japan submitted an application on Friday to the country's regulator to get final approval for putting one of its reactors online.

Kyushu Electric Power Company is hoping to turn on the reactor as early as August 10th.

The utility has completed the assembly of the reactor core after loading nearly 160 fuel rod assemblies into the plant's No.1 reactor in early July.

It has also finished checking a water level gauge system for the containment vessel and confirmed that it is working normally.

Kyushu Electric Power will also conduct a drill starting from Monday to train for a possible severe accident. The exercise is mandated by the government's new regulations to be performed before a reactor is restarted.

If no problems are found, the No. 1 reactor will go online as early as August 10th.

Last year the plant cleared the government's new regulations introduced after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. It was the first nuclear facility in Japan to do so 

Source NHK 
The operator of the Sendai nuclear power plant in southern Japan submitted an application on Friday to the country's regulator to get final approval for putting one of its reactors online.

Kyushu Electric Power Company is hoping to turn on the reactor as early as August 10th.

The utility has completed the assembly of the reactor core after loading nearly 160 fuel rod assemblies into the plant's No.1 reactor in early July.

It has also finished checking a water level gauge system for the containment vessel and confirmed that it is working normally.

Kyushu Electric Power will also conduct a drill starting from Monday to train for a possible severe accident. The exercise is mandated by the government's new regulations to be performed before a reactor is restarted.

If no problems are found, the No. 1 reactor will go online as early as August 10th.

Last year the plant cleared the government's new regulations introduced after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. It was the first nuclear facility in Japan to do so

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150725_15.html
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