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The operator of the Sendai nuclear power plant in southwestern Japan plans to start loading fuel into one of the reactors on Tuesday in preparation for restarting it.

The Kyushu Electric Power Company has scheduled 4 days for the work of placing 157 nuclear fuel assemblies into the Number 1 reactor. Workers will use a crane to transfer the fuel rods one by one from a storage pool in an adjacent building.

The utility says it will rotate workers so it can conduct the work around the clock. It also says safety is the highest priority.

Kyushu Electric halted the operation of the Number 1 reactor 2 months after the 2011 disaster in northeastern Japan. All of its fuel was removed by the end of January 2013.


Loading fuel at Sendai power plant soon to start (NHK World News)

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Fuel ready to be brought to Sendai nuclear reactor (The Japan Times)

Kyushu Electric to load nuclear fuel into Sendai plant reactor ahead of restart (The Asahi Shimbun)


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