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Markets  |  July 19, 2012 11:15:16

Japan launched a second reactor


TOKYO (MEDIAFAX) - Japan on Thursday launched the second reactor, which gradually ousted last year after an accident in the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Informs AFP.

Power company Kansai Electric Power Co.. (KEPCO) has launched a nuclear reactor number four plants OHI in the center of the country where since the beginning of June a reactor supplies energy to the grid.

Atomic Safety Agency ordered even in the middle of KEPCO to investigate suspicions that the plant is located on one of the many tectonic faults that intersect the Japanese archipelago. At these places there is a risk that movements litosférckých plates causes earthquakes.

Starting the reactor followed by tens of thousands rally in Tokyo. People wanted it to end nuclear power in the country. Japanese public confidence in this source was shaken last year's accident Fukushima I Nuclear Power

Plant in Fukušimě spoiled last March earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and a massive tsunami. When disaster failed cooling system equipment, accumulated hydrogen exploded reactor overheated and leaked radiation.

The Japanese were without nuclear energy, which covers a third of accidents before the Japanese consumption, from the beginning of May. Then weaned from their last fifty reactors.

Economy, poor island countries on energy resources but lacking electric power. The government has asked companies and households to reduce consumption by fifteen percent.

With power OHI Japan should meet the demand for electricity, which rises in the summer months especially with regard to the air conditioning running.

Matthew Svitak, svitak@mediafax.cz

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