On 30 November, Kansai Electric and Kyushu Electric announced that they are delaying the restart of four nuclear reactors for approximately two months due to ongoing investigations into Kobe Steel components. Greenpeace is calling for the immediate shutdown of operating reactors, owned by these same utilities, that may also have defective Kobe Steel components at the Takahama and Sendai plants.
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Two Japanese power providers said Thursday they are delaying reactivating their nuclear reactors while they check to see if their facilities use any tainted parts from Kobe Steel, which has admitted to falsifying product quality data. Kansai Electric Power said it is pushing back the reactivation of two of its reactors in central Japan by two months, and Kyushu Electric Power told the Nuclear Regulation Authority it is delaying the reactivation of two reactors in southern Japan, also by two months. The Nos. 3 and 4 reactors of Kansai Electric’s Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture were scheduled to restart in January and March. Both restarts are now being pushed back by two months. Kyushu Electric’s Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at its Genkai plant in Saga Prefecture have likewise been delayed until March and May, respectively.
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