Shikoku Electric Power Co on Saturday restarted a reactor at the Ikata nuclear power plant in western Japan after a suspension of nearly one year due to a high court order. The restart of the No. 3 unit at the plant in the town of Ikata in Ehime Prefecture, announced by the power company after midnight, came after a Japanese high court accepted an appeal by the utility in late September ruling that there are no safety risks associated with potential volcanic activity in the nearby region. Shikoku Electric said if all goes smoothly the No. 3 unit will reach criticality, a controlled self-sustaining nuclear fission chain reaction, in the evening.
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