Tokyo, Japan (4E) – Reactor 4 at Ohi located in western Japan On Monday stopped generating electricity.
Analysts say Japan will be without nuclear power until December .
The Japanese public is not keen on the use of nuclear power after the meltdowns at the Fukushima plant in 2011 after it was devastated by an eathquake.
Before 2011 disaster. nuclear plants supplied about 30% of Japan’s power.
But since then the plants have been closed, either for scheduled maintenance or because of safety fears, and have not been restarted.
Japan went without nuclear power during May and June last year, but operator Kepco was allowed to restart its reactors at Ohi.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to see the reactors back on line, as they are a vital part of his plan to turn the economy around.