TOKYO (Sputnik) – A stable self-sustaining chain reaction has started at the fourth nuclear reactor of the Takahama nuclear power plant in Japan, the plant’s operator Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) said.
The reactor is expected to resume full-scale operation on Monday, according to KEPCO.
Following the discovery, KEPCO temporarily suspended the preparations to restart the reactor. However, after KEPCO adopted appropriate measures, the preparations were resumed on Friday.
The Takahama plant was shut down soon after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Three of its nuclear reactors were restarted in January.
After Fukushima, all nuclear power plants in Japan were either closed or their operations were suspended.