Genkai reactors due to restart after district court ruling

An injunction brought by local residents to halt the reactor restarts of reactors in Japan has been rejected by the district court.
By Staff reporter 20 March 2018 0 30078

An injunction brought by local residents to halt the restart of reactors 3 and 4 at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan has been rejected by the district court, according to Kyodo News.

Reactor 3 is expected to be brought online this week, with reactor 4 anticipated to be back online in May.

The reactors will add a combined 2.3 GW of capacity to the grid and potentially reduce Kyushu Electric Power’s demand for LNG.

The decision is surprising given the