Japan;s Kyushu Electric to decommission 559 MW reactor of Genkai plant

Japan’s Kyushu Electric will decommission the second reactor at the Genkai plant, about 930 km west of Tokyo. The reactor, which has been shut since 2011, has a capacity of 559 MW and began operations in 1981. The company decided to take the reactor offline based on factors such as shortage of space, capacity size and remaining operation period. With this, the number of reactors scrapped in Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi plant meltdown in 2011 stands at 17.