Japan regained supply of nuclear-generated electricity
Thursday for the first time in around two months.
This, when a reactor at the Oi power plant was connected to the transmission grid, with all other reactors in the country remaining idled for checks following last year's Fukushima nuclear disaster
Following its reactivation Sunday after being idled for 15 months for mandatory checks, the No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast began generating and supplying power around 7 a.m.
The reactor had increased its electricity
output to 30 percent of capacity by Thursday evening and is expected to run at full capacity from Monday, company officials said. - PNA