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Press Release (May 09,2009)
Performing a Series of Functional Tests for the Entire Plant of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Unit No.7 after the Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake(Restarting the Nuclear Reactor)
The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Unit No.7 (ABWR: 1,356MW) had been shut down 
since the Niigata-Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake occurred on July 16, 2007.  On May 8, 2009, we started 
a series of functional tests for the entire plant.

After having performed various pre-planned tests and confirming these results to be satisfactory, 
we began withdrawing control rods at 1:53pm today and started up the reactor.

We will raise the reactor pressure to approx. 3.5MPa and perform planned tests carefully.
We will disclose test evaluation results accordingly.

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