TEPCO to Close Nuclear Plant for Inspection

5 August 2009 (Last Updated August 5th, 2009 18:30)

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is to temporarily close its 784MW Fukushima-Daiichi No. 3 nuclear generator. The generator will be shut down early on Saturday morning for an unplanned inspection. The shutdown came after the company detected technical problems, b

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is to temporarily close its 784MW Fukushima-Daiichi No. 3 nuclear generator.

The generator will be shut down early on Saturday morning for an unplanned inspection.

The shutdown came after the company detected technical problems, but the generator could be restarted as early as Sunday evening, a TEPCO spokesman told Reuters.