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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

St. Pete Reactor Online

MOSCOW -- A reactor at a nuclear power plant in northern Russia has been restarted after more than three years of reconstruction, Itar-Tass reported Monday.

New radiation and fire safety equipment has been installed on the No. 3 reactor of the Sosnovy Bor plant, Itar-Tass said, citing the plant's press service.

After the plant's No. 3 reactor is brought to its full 1,000-megawatt capacity in the next few days, another reactor will be stopped for repairs until mid-December, the report said.

Plant officials have recently said that only two of the plant's four reactors are likely to be operating during the winter because of a lack of funds. But now they hope to keep three reactors operational starting in January, Itar-Tass reported.

However, the plant only has enough nuclear fuel for one month, it said.