Kyushu Electric Restarts First Reactor Since Fukushima Nuclear Calamity via Bloomberg

Kyushu Electric Power Co. started a reactor at one of its nuclear plants, the first unit to come online since the Fukushima crisis eight months ago, the worst atomic catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986.

Kyushu Electric started the 1,180-megawatt No. 4 reactor at Genkai in southwestern Japan at 11 p.m. yesterday, the Fukuoka, Japan-based company said in a statement on its website. The unit will start delivering electricity to the power grid later today, the company said.

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