Study says aging No. 1 unit should be suspendedKyodo
SAGA — A nuclear reactor that began operations 36 years ago at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Genkai plant may have a faulty pressure vessel, an analysis by researchers showed Saturday.
The No. 1 reactor, which is currently operating, should be suspended until its safety is confirmed, said Hiromitsu Ino, who led the team.
The analysis detected a possible fault in the process of manufacturing a critical unit encasing nuclear fuel assemblies at the No. 1 reactor, casting doubt over the credibility of previous reactor inspections.
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