• Kyodo


A fault near Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shiga nuclear plant may be active and the utility should consider bolstering the facility’s quake-resistance, a study found Thursday.

The study by professors Mitsuhisa Watanabe of Toyo University and Yasuhiro Suzuki of Nagoya University found that the fault 9 km north of the plant in Ishikawa Prefecture had shifted in the last 120,000 to 130,000 years, a time frame that prompted the government to recommend that reactor operators take a new look at such movements.

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