May 20, 2014

Tokai No. 2 applies for safety check

Japan Atomic Power Co. on Tuesday applied for the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s safety screening of its Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, aiming to restart the facility soon. The plant’s only reactor, which started operations in November 1978, is the oldest ...

Dec 17, 2013

Fault under reactor to be checked once more

The Nuclear Regulation Authority may send experts to the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to further study a geologic fault that the NRA determined in May to be active, sources said. The NRA commissioners will discuss the issue during their regular meeting ...

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.

Jul 12, 2013

More restarts sought

Kyushu Electric Power Co. filed Friday for government safety assessments on two reactors, raising to 12 the number of units for which restarts are being sought in the wake of the introduction earlier this week of new safety requirements. Power utilities are rushing to ...

Feb 19, 2013

NRA secretariat must halt collusion

In the past, collusive relations existed between Japan's nuclear regulation organizations and the power industry. The latest incident involving the NRA secretariat shows that such collusive relations have not been eradicated.