• Bloomberg


Another nuclear reactor was set to shut down Friday, leaving just five in operation nationwide with a generating capacity of 5,058 megawatts, or 10.3 percent of the atomic total.

Shikoku Electric Power Co. was to shut the 566-megawatt No. 2 reactor at its Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture on Friday night for regularly scheduled maintenance, Akira Hirai, a spokesman for the utility, said by phone. The unit was scheduled to completely stop generating electricity at 11:50 p.m., he said.

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