Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima

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Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima –Utility is firing up 1.18-million-kw reactor, despite presence of hundreds of protesters there since Saturday 03 Jul 2012 Reactor 3 at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture attained a self-sustaining chain reaction, or criticality, early Monday after being restarted the previous night, becoming the first in the nation reactivated since the Fukushima meltdown crisis effectively shut down the nuclear power industry. Kansai Electric Power Co.’s reactor 3 in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, was taken offline for mandatory checks in March last year. It is slated to gradually increase output and resume power transmission as early as Wednesday, and reach full operation Sunday.

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