Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved an extension to the operating period for Kansai Electric Power’s Mihama unit 3, enabling the plant to operate for up to 60 years. The NRA’s decision clears the 780 MWe pressurized water reactor to operate until 2036. It had previously been licensed until this year. Mihama 3 is the third Japanese unit to be granted a licence extension enabling it to operate beyond 40 years under revised regulations, following Kansai’s Takahama 1 and 2 which received NRA approval in June.
World Nuclear News 16th Nov 2016 read more »