Japan nuclear power plant restart date may be “too optimistic”

 Japan nuclear power plant restart date may be “too optimistic”

Caption: Sendai nuclear power plant

Just one day after a Japanese court judge cleared the restart of two nuclear power plants, the regulator says the restart may not happen as early as planned.
Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) said plans for Kyushu Electric Power Co. to restart the Sendai nuclear power units in mid-July are “too optimistic,” according to The Economic Times. On Wednesday, a judge rejected a legal bid to block restart of the units, but an onsite inspection that started in March must be completed before the units can restart. The plant also has one of three approvals necessary to restart.
Kyushu said in the article it hopes to resume commercial operations of the 890-MW Unit 1 by mid-August after a month of testing.
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