• Kyodo


Kansai Electric Power Co. told a safety panel in Fukui Prefecture on Friday that it had completed inspections of all its nuclear reactors, shut down following a fatal accident at its Mihama Nuclear Power Plant in August.

The panel of safety experts plans to approve the resumption of operations at the Oi nuclear plant’s No. 1 reactor and Mihama’s No. 1 and No. 2 reactors. The power company said it had finished replacing eroded water pipes at the three reactors, all in Fukui Prefecture.

Kepco shut down all of its nuclear reactors for inspections after a badly corroded coolant pipe in the No. 3 reactor in Mihama ruptured in August, spilling out superheated steam that killed four workers and injured seven others, one of whom died later.

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