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SHIMANE No. 2 REACTOR IN WESTERN JAPAN WINS RESTART APPROVAL

The Shimane No. 2 reactor became the fifth boiling-water reactor in Japan to win restart approval since the disaster hit reactors of the same type at the Fukushima plant, after the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan.
Shimane NPP) is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Kashima-chou in the city of Matsue in the Shimane Prefecture. It is owned and operated by Chugoku Electric Power. The construction of the plant started in July 1984 and started commercial operation in 1989.
The Shimane No. 2 reactor became the fifth boiling-water reactor in Japan to win restart approval since the disaster hit reactors of the same type at the Fukushima plant, after the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan.
Chugoku Electric aims to complete seismic reinforcement and other works for the Shimane reactor by the end of March next year. It is unclear, however, when the company can gain consent from local governments for reactivating the reactor.
(Source: nippon.com/JAIF/Japan Times – Image : Shimane No. 2/Japan Times)