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Kyushu Electric loads fuel at Genkai-4 nuclear reactor

Loading will commence by end-April.

The Japanese power utility Kyushu Electric will start to load fuel at the Genkai-4 nuclear reactor by the end of April 2018, which could lead to the reactor restart shortly. In March 2018, the company already restarted the Genkai-3 facility.

The Genkai-3 and 4 reactors are pressurised water reactors (PWRs) rated 1,127 MW each (1,180 MWe gross), which were commissioned in 1994 and 1997, respectively. So far, seven Japanese nuclear reactors have cleared inspections confirming they meet the new safety standards and have resumed operation again since their shutdown in 2011: Sendai-1 and Sendai-2 (Kyushu Electric), Ikata-3 (Shikoku Electric), Takahama-3 and Takahama-4 (Kansai Electric), Genkai-3 and Ohi-3 (Kansai Electric). Another 17 have applied to restart.

This article was originally published by Enerdata.

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