Shimane Prefecture greenlights restart of nuclear reactor

島根原発2号機再稼働に同意 知事が正式表明

Nikkei -- Jun 02
Shimane Prefecture in western Japan approved Thursday a plan to restart a nuclear reactor of the same type as those that suffered meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami.

The greenlight for operating the No. 2 unit at Chugoku Electric Power Co.'s Shimane nuclear plant in the prefectural capital of Matsue was announced by Gov. Tatsuya Maruyama in a prefectural assembly session.

The company is seeking to restart the reactor in 2023 at the earliest. Inactive since 2012, it will likely be the country's first boiling water reactor to be restarted since the Fukushima disaster.

Japan has been gradually restarting idled nuclear plants. But the reactors brought back on line have been so far limited to another type -- pressurized water reactors.

Chugoku Electric cleared national safety standards in September 2021 for restarting the reactor. The utility is scheduled to complete its safety measures next February. ...continue reading

Jun 02 (ANNnewsCH) - 全国で唯一、県庁所在地にある中国電力・島根原発2号機の再稼働について、島根県の丸山知事が同意する考えを正式に表明しました。  ...continue reading

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