Monday, July 6, 2015
Fuel loading to begin at Japanese Reactor
Finally! Japan is commencing with fuel loading on the Sendai 1 reactor in anticipation of restart in a couple of months.
Nuclear fuel will be loaded at Sendai 1 tomorrow, marking a significant step on its road to becoming the first Japanese reactor to restart, later this year.
The two 890 MWe pressurized water reactors at Sendai were taken offline for periodic inspections in May and September 2011, respectively, and have remained so for almost four years while Japan has rebuilt its nuclear safety framework in response to the accident at Fukushima Daiichi.
This in itself will not make the uranium price go up but it is a change in sentiment and is the first step of returning to nuclear power in Japan. still long uranium through Uranium Participation Corp.