Shikoku Electric Power Co. said it won't appeal a high court injunction against operating the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture, at least for the time being.

"It is not the right time to appeal the injunction," Shikoku Electric President Keisuke Nagai told Ehime Gov. Tokihiro Nakamura as he apologized Monday for a series of problems at the facility, including a temporary loss of power Saturday.

Meeting with Nakamura in Matsuyama, Nagai said the company still sees some problems with the decision handed down Jan. 17 by the Hiroshima High Court.