Sendai nuclear plant in Japan likely to restart operations by June

8 February 2015 (Last Updated February 8th, 2015 18:30)

Two nuclear reactors at the Sendai nuclear power station in Japan are likely to start operations by June 2015 after it receives regulatory approvals.

Two nuclear reactors at the Sendai nuclear power station in Japan are likely to start operations by June after it receives regulatory approvals.

Presently, Kyushu Electric Power is in the process of documentation for reopening the nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, reports The Japan Times.

The news publication cited Kyushu Electric Power managing executive officer Akira Nakamura as saying that the documents for reactor 1 will be submitted by February 2015, and those for reactor 2 will be finished by March.

At a Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) meeting, Nakamura said: "We are doing final checks to the information given, including earthquake resistance. We need more time."

"Kyushu Electric Power is in the process of documentation for reopening the nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture."

The company is likely to restart operations for reactor 1 before the second reactor, reports The Japan Times.

Initial safety clearance for the Sendai plant restart was received in September 2014.

Kysushu Electric had applied to the authorities for documents revision by October last year, which received recommendations for further amendments.

The company was expected to submit the final version by the end of 2014, but it was delayed.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has been trying to activate nuclear reactors to boost the nation’s power generation capacity and economy.

Japan had put a halt to all its 48 reactors following the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in March 2011.