Japanese nuclear plant restarts operations

A Japanese nuclear plant with a capacity of 890MW is expected to start generating electricity again tomorrow. Sendai Nuclear Power Unit No.1 is the first nuclear power plant to re-open in […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A Japanese nuclear plant with a capacity of 890MW is expected to start generating electricity again tomorrow.

Sendai Nuclear Power Unit No.1 is the first nuclear power plant to re-open in Japan following the Fukushima disaster.

Kyushu Electric Power said in a statement the facility which is under periodic inspection, started up two days ago.

It added the plant will return to normal operation at the beginning of September and hopes to increase its output.

Michiaki Uriu, President at Kyushu Electric Power Company said: “We have resolved never to allow an accident such as that which occurred at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. To be worthy of peace of mind of all our stakeholder, we will promote initiatives for improving the safety and security of nuclear power with voluntary and ongoing measures and make an effort of positive disclosure and communication activities.”