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Japan / Sendai-1 Taken Offline After Operator Fails To Complete Anti-Terror Upgrades

By David Dalton
16 March 2020

Shutdown means eight commercial units remain online
Sendai-1 Taken Offline After Operator Fails To Complete Anti-Terror Upgrades
The Sendai nuclear power station in Japan.
The operator of the Sendai nuclear power station in southern Japan shut down one of its reactor units on Monday because of a failure to meet the deadline for adding anti-terror safety facilities made mandatory after the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident.

Kyushu Electric Power Company shut down Sendai-1, an 846-MW pressurised water reactor unit, in Kagoshima Prefecture, making it the first to go offline due to a delay in meeting the new regulations.

The company started a regular inspection earlier than scheduled on Monday to work on the requirement. It might have to shut down Sendai-2 in May for failing to meet the same requirement.

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