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Last reactor out

September 15, 2013

Japan halts last nuclear reactor


http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130916_05.html



The only nuclear reactor in Japan that was generating electricity was halted on early Monday morning.

Kansai Electric Power Company is the operator of Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan. It began lowering the output of the Number 4 reactor on Sunday evening.

The reactor stopped generating electricity Sunday night and was halted at about 1:30 AM on Monday Japan time. This means all 50 of the country's reactors have ceased operation for the first time in 14 months.

After the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, all reactors in the country went offline for safety inspections. Two reactors at the Ohi plant restarted operation last year.

Ohi's Number 4 reactor was the only one running in Japan after another reactor at the same plant stopped generating power earlier this month for regular checks.

Electric power companies have asked the Nuclear Regulation Authority for approval to restart 12 reactors at 6 power plants, including the Ohi power plant.

The regulators began safety assessments from July in a process they say will take about 6 months.

Local municipalities must also give their approval before reactors can be restarted.

None of the reactors are likely to resume operations in the near future.

Sep. 15, 2013 - Updated 20:16 UTC

 

 

Japan's only operating reactor halts generation

 

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130916_01.html 

 

The only nuclear reactor in Japan generating power has stopped generating electricity for regular inspections.

The Number 4 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Company's Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan stopped generating electricity at 11PM Japan time on Sunday.

 

 

All nuclear reactors in Japan to be halted


http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20130915_11.html 

 

The only nuclear reactor in Japan that is generating power will go offline soon for regular inspections.

Kansai Electric Power Company will begin lowering the output of the Number 4 reactor at Ohi nuclear power plant in central Japan on Sunday evening.

The reactor will stop generating electricity late at night, and will come to a halt early Monday morning.

When that happens, all 50 nuclear reactors in Japan will be offline for the first time in about 14 months.

After the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011, all of the country's reactors went offline for safety inspections.

Two reactors at the Ohi plant restarted operation last year.

Utilities have asked the Nuclear Regulation Authority for approval to restart 12 reactors at 6 power plants.

The regulators began safety assessments in July. They say the process takes about 6 months. Local municipalities must also give approval before reactors can restart.

None of the reactors appear likely to resume operations in the near future.

Sep. 15, 2013 - Updated 00:03 UTC

 

 

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