FUKUOKA – Kyushu Electric Power Co. is planning to restart two nuclear reactors at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture next year, the utility’s president said Tuesday.
The Nos. 3 and 4 reactors are tentatively scheduled for January and March restarts, respectively, and would bring the number of the utilities’ reactors back online to four, following the Nos. 1 and 2 units at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
In April, Saga Gov. Yoshinori Yamaguchi gave the green light for the Genkai reactors — which have passed the tougher safety requirements introduced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 — to be brought back online after the host town gave its consent and the prefectural assembly adopted a resolution approving the restart.
Source: The Japan Times