Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has decided to scrap its aging No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Saga. The utility abandoned a plan to restart the unit with an output of 559 megawatts in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing the safety of the reactor already near the end of its 40-year operating life. It also took into account the fact that it is unable to secure land for building a counterterrorism facility, which is required under the country’s new nuclear safety rules.
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