17 August 2011
Unit 3 at the Tomari nuclear power plant on Japan’s northern Hokkaido island has resumed operation after a periodic inspection. It is the first reactor to be restarted in the country since the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
In response to the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant following the natural disasters, the Japanese government ordered all 35 reactors that had been shut down for regular safety inspections to remain offline. In addition, units subsequently entering such inspections would also have to remain shutdown until given permission to restart.
This would come after successfully completing the initial step of ‘stress tests’, while all units would be subjected to more comprehensive tests in a second stage.
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・北海道電泊原発３号機、営業運転に移行 震災後で初 via 日本経済新聞