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Japan nuclear reactor operations: Shikoku shuts Ikata No.3

 TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Shikoku Electric Power Co
said it shut its Ikata No. 3 reactor on Tuesday for planned
maintenance.
    The company expects the 890-megawatt No.3 reactor to resume
power generation from around Jan. 22, with commercial operations
likely to resume around Feb. 20, it said.
    Many of Japan's reactors are still going through a
relicensing process following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the
world's worst since Chernobyl in 1986, which highlighted
regulatory and operational failings at nuclear utilities. 
    The restart process has been protracted as all of the
country's reactors were eventually idled. Between September 2013
and August 2015 Japan had no nuclear plants in operation.
    Japan's nine regional power utilities and a wholesaler,
Japan Atomic Power Co, have 42 nuclear reactors for commercial
use, with a total generating capacity of 41.482 gigawatts. 
    The shutdown of the Ikata No.3 reactor will bring the number
of the nation's reactors that are online down to four, with a
combined capacity of 3.52 gigawatts, or 8.5 percent of the
country's total nuclear capacity, according to Reuters
calculations.
    The following table shows the status of Japan's nuclear
power plants. 

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http://af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL4N1MA1OT
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October 5, 2017 - Posted by | Japan |

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