No. 3 reactor at Oi expected to reactivated on July 1
Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) says that the No. 3 reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture will be reactivated on July 1.
Work began to restart the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors last week after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, seeking to head off a summer energy crunch, gave the green light.
KEPCO said that workers will remove rods used to control nuclear fission reactions late at night on July 1, TBS reported. If everything goes smoothly, the reactor is expected to start generating power as soon as July 4, KEPCO said.
The No. 4 reactor is expected to become operational by July 24, KEPCO said.