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Friday, November 28, 2008

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa restoration work progresses

Work to bring the reactors of Tokyo Electric Power Co's (Tepco's) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant back into operation is progressing. All seven reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa have stood idle since the plant was struck by an earthquake in July 2007. Seismic reinforcement work at Unit 7 of Tokyo Electric Power Co's (Tepco's) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant has now been completed and system function tests with fuel loaded in the reactor have begun. System function tests have also started at Unit 6, following the completion of inspections of equipment levels at that unit. Meanwhile, two station transformers and one excitation transformer have been inspected and repaired at Unit 3, where a fire broke out when the quake struck. At the time of the earthquake, three of the seven reactors at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa - units 3, 4 and 7 - were in operation and shut down safely as tremors began. The other units were undergoing periodic inspections at the time.

(Source: World Nuclear News)

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