TOKYO —Kansai Electric Power Co, which had been hoping to restart two reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, says a restart is now likely to be delayed until March 2015.
The utility has applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart its No. 3 and No. 4 reactors. But last month, the NRA decided to give priority to two reactors operated by Kyushu Electric Power Co, meaning that ongoing safety checks of Kansai Electric’s reactors may fall behind.
The NRA has also said that the Fukui plant does not meet the standard for resistance to earthquakes and needs to reinforce its structure and fail-safe systems.
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