Japan Okays Second Nuclear Operation Extension after Fukushima

file

By Editors of Power Engineering

Japan’s nuclear regulator approved a request by Kansai Electric Power Co. to extend the life of a nuclear reactor beyond 40 years.

This marks the second life extension of a nuclear plant in Japan granted since the Fukushima disaster, Reuters reported.

The move allows the No. 3 reactor at the Mihama plant to operate until 2036. However, it was shut down in 2011 and a restart will not happen until Kansai Electric undertakes $1.51 billion in upgrades, which are expected to be finished in March 2020.

The first approved extension was given in June to Kansai’s No. 1 and No. 2 units at its Takahama plant. 

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Logistics Risk Management in the Transformer Industry

Transformers often are shipped thousands of miles, involving multiple handoffs,and more than a do...

Secrets of Barco UniSee Mount Revealed

Last year Barco introduced UniSee, a revolutionary large-scale visualization platform designed to...

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...