Fuel Loading Begins At Japan’s Sendai-2

Posted by NucNet on 11 September 2015 in NucNet

Kyushu Electric Power Company has begun loading nuclear fuel into the second reactor at its Sendai nuclear station in southwestern Japan after completing a pre-service inspection of the unit, the company said in a statement.

According to Kyodo News the unit is scheduled to restart in mid-October under upgraded safety regulations adopted following the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident. The number two reactor at the two-unit plant will become the second to be restarted in Japan since the post-Fukushima safety requirements came into force. Kyushu Electric restarted Sendai-1 on 11 August. Sendai-2 fuel loading is expected to take four days, Kyodo News said. Both Sendai reactors are 846-megawatt pressurised water reactor units.