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.