Jul 28, 2013

Third check for quake faults ends at Oi plant

Inspectors from the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Sunday wrapped up their third seismic survey of the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. Deputy NRA chief Kunihiko Shimazaki, who participated in the two-day survey, said the new regulator will carefully evaluate whether a crush ...

Apr 16, 2013

Oi reactors can remain online: court

by Eric Johnston

In a key decision likely to affect efforts to restart the nation’s nuclear power plants, the Osaka District Court ruled Tuesday that two reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, are operating under rational safety standards and that it is not clear there is a concrete ...