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

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...

A Traders Guide to Analysis and Research

An e-book dedicated to helping you improve your analysis by looking at RBOB futures performance. ...