Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. announced on the 6th that it will start decommissioning the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant (Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture) Unit 2 on the 7th. The work is expected to take until around 2059.

We will start with preparations for decontamination work of radioactive materials adhering to the primary system piping where water that has passed through the reactor circulates. In December last year, the prefecture understood the decommissioning work plan on the condition of five items such as ensuring safety.

Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. commented, “We will give top priority to ensuring safety.” He also said he would pay attention to measures against the new coronavirus.