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Japan-Update

Restart delayed for Kyushu Electric's nuclear reactors

Screening fell behind, causing domino effect for Japanese utility

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Kyushu Electric had hoped to resume operations of its nuclear reactors in the fall.   © Kyodo

FUKUOKA -- The anticipated restart of two nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan looks to be postponed from fall to winter, with the possibility of being pushed back even further to next year.

The Nos. 3 and 4 reactors at Kyushu Electric Power's Genkai nuclear facility, deactivated following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster, were on track to come online this fall, after passing the Nuclear Regulation Authority's safety tests in January.

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