Feb 9, 2017

Flood-prevention steps discovered lacking at 10 nuclear power plants

Flood-prevention measures are lacking at 10 nuclear power plants — especially at connecting sections — utilities’ inspections have revealed. The results of the ordered inspections were reported at Wednesday’s regular meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Among the 10 are Tokyo Electric Power Company ...

Jan 19, 2017

Nuclear watchdog calls for pipe checkups at reactors after damage found

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will prioritize air conditioning and ventilation pipe checks at key facilities of nuclear power reactors that have passed safety screenings, including plants already brought back online. The decision Wednesday came after significant corrosion and holes were found in ventilation pipes ...

Dec 27, 2016

Shikoku Electric submits plan to scrap reactor at Ikata plant

Shikoku Electric Power Co. asked the Ehime Prefectural Government on Monday to approve a decommissioning plan for the No. 1 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power station. The company is required to gain consent under a nuclear safety agreement. The power supplier also filed ...

Nov 22, 2016

NRA says weak steel components not used in Japan nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority says potentially weak steel components manufactured by a Japanese company have not been used in domestic nuclear facilities, after its French counterpart ordered reactors that used the company’s parts to be checked. The NRA determined at a regular meeting Tuesday ...