Jun 18, 2014

NRA to begin safety review at Higashidori

The nation’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it would begin safety checks on a reactor at Aomori Prefecture’s Higashidori nuclear plant, despite an ongoing survey of possible seismological faults running beneath the complex. The Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the plant’s No. 1 reactor for ...

Jul 16, 2013

Utility seeks to overturn reactor ban

Japan Atomic Power files a petition to revoke the Nuclear Regulation Authority's instruction to assess how spent-fuel assemblies would be affected by movement in a fault that runs under one of its reactors at the Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.

Jun 25, 2013

NRA fails to find party to probe Oi quake faults

The Nuclear Regulation Authority has failed to appoint an outside institution to sort data collected from drilling surveys on what is suspected to be an active fault under Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. Three rounds of open bidding failed ...

Feb 19, 2013

Faults may be active under Aomori plant

Significant portions of major geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are probably active, a Nuclear Regulation Authority panel says.