Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. announced that it will start the reactor on October 12, regarding the restart of the Ikata Nuclear Power Station Unit 3, which is currently shut down.
At Ikata Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 in Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture, the completion of facilities such as counter-terrorism, which is required by the new regulatory standards for nuclear power plants, was delayed, and a court decision not to allow operation was issued. Since then, the operation has been suspended since December.
However, in addition to the Hiroshima High Court's decision to approve the operation in March, Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. announced on the 16th that the operation of Unit 3 was "October 12th." We are also planning to start the reactor. "
So far, Shikoku Electric Power has submitted a plan to the government to start the reactor on October 26, but it will be two weeks ahead of schedule.
According to Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., 157 nuclear fuels will be put into the reactor from September 18th to 21st, and counter-terrorism facilities will be completed on October 5th.
In addition, after starting the reactor,
power transmission will be resumed on October 17, and
commercial operation will be resumed on November 12.
If proceeded as planned, Ikata Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 will be restarted after a shutdown of about 1 year and 10 months, and Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. will make every effort to ensure safety. ".