• Kyodo


The safety of nuclear reactors can’t be determined by the first round of stress tests alone, even though the government isn’t requiring a second round of tests to reactivate currently idled units, according to the head of the Nuclear Safety Commission.

“With only the first round (of stress tests), the level of safety confirmation that the commission seeks would not be met,” Haruki Madarame, chairman of the five-member government body tasked with supervising nuclear safety regulations, told a news conference Monday.

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