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Kyushu Electric Power Co. jumped through all hoops but one to get its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture back online this year.

Its failure to submit all the necessary paperwork means the reactors are unlikely to be reactivated until 2015, even though the facility cleared tougher safety standards.

Kyushu Electric had planned to submit the paperwork to the Nuclear Regulation Authority by the end of September, but it did not get around to completing the procedures by Sept. 30.

The utility said it will take two to four weeks to prepare the remaining documents required for restarts of the plant’s two reactors in Satsuma-Sendai.

Even after the company obtains the green light from the NRA, the reactors must clear on-site inspections of equipment. That almost certainly will rule out restarts by the end of this year.

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Paperwork delays snarl restart of Sendai nuclear plant to next year (Asahi Newspaper)

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