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Reactor in Shimane delayed for safety work via The Japan Times

MATSUE, Shimane Pref. — Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will delay the launch of commercial operations of one of its reactors now under construction in Shimane Prefecture because it has to add measures against possible tsunami.

The utility postponed the start of operations for the No. 3 reactor at the Shimane nuclear plant in the city of Matsue until after next April. It was originally scheduled for next March. The nuclear complex is located on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

The control rod driving system of the reactor core is also under inspection after a defect was found in November, Chugoku Electric said, adding this means the planned loading of nuclear fuel rods into the reactor in June will likewise be delayed.

 

Reactor in Shimane delayed for safety work

 

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