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Kansai Electric Power Co. said to raise its earthquake force estimate for its Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture — a move that is expected to delay the refiring of the plant’s reactors.

The company said the plant’s No. 3 and 4 reactors may be hit by a quake with a peak ground acceleration of up to 856 gals, against its initial estimate of 700 gals.

The company unveiled the new estimate at a meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority held to examine the safety of the reactors.

It will take some time for reinforcement work as a result of the changes, an official at Kansai Electric said. This is expected to cause a significant delay in the reactors’ possible restart.
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New Oi plant quake estimate expected to delay any restart of reactors (Japan Times)

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