Japan's Kyushu hopes to restart reactor in July: company official

March 19, 2015 9:00 AM

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Japan's Kyushu hopes to restart reactor in July: company official

TOKYO (Reuters) - 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.

However, with the fight over restarting Japan's nuclear industry moving to courts, power companies face the risk of further delays in firing up idled reactors if judges side with local residents worried about nuclear safety.

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