On 7/14, Kepco announced they are going to restart Ohi nuclear plant unit4 at 21:00 of 7/18/2012.
It’s planned to reach recriticality around 6:00 ~ 7:00 of 7/19/2012.
Unit4 is going to start generating power on 7/21, go to full operation on 7/25.
From 16:25 of 7/14, they reported alert in the central operation room of unit3 and 4. Kepco announced it was because the monitoring equipment was broken to watch power-transmission line, the broken part will be replaced.
It is not announced how many thermal power plants will be shut down for power oversupply to restart Ohi unit4.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.