25 Juin 2016
June 24, 2016
People opposing the restart of a reactor at Shikoku Electric Power Company's Ikata nuclear plant in Ehime Prefecture have held a rally in front of the complex.
Around 10 people, including members of an Ehime-based civic group, gathered near the plant's main entrance on Friday and chanted slogans against the restart.
They read out a statement protesting the insertion of nuclear fuel into the No.3 unit.
The statement said the system for transmitting electricity to the plant cannot withstand a powerful earthquake and the plant's safety cannot be guaranteed. A stable power supply is needed to maintain the cooling of the reactor.
One of the protesters said that in view of the powerful temblors that struck Kumamoto, the operator should not rush the process of inserting fuel into the reactor.