Japan's Kyushu Hopes to Restart Reactor in July: Company Official

Kyushu Electric Power Co hopes to restart a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan in July, a company official said, marking what would be the nation's first resumption in about two years following stringent safety checks that were imposed after the 2011 Fukushima crisis. Company and Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) officials said Kyushu on Thursday notified the NRA that it plans to get ready to restart the 890-megawatt Sendai No.1 reactor by the end of June. A company official, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue said, Kyushu would like to begin the restart process in early July.