Kyushu Electric's Sendai NPP shut down for safety work

Japan is now left with just 2 running reactors.

Stricter post-Fukushima safety standards pushed local utility Kyushu Electric to shut down the No. 1 reactor in its Sendai plant for a few months. This is to make way for inspections and maintenance works which leaves Japan with just two working reactors.

The shutdown comes a month after the governor Satoshi Mitazono demanded that the plant be shut down over safety concerns. Kyushu Electric initially refused but agreed to do "special inspections" on top of its regular maintenance. Sendai NPP's No. 2 reactor will undergo the same review and will shut down in December.