• Kyodo


The Nuclear Regulation Authority has asked Kansai Electric Power Co. to re-examine the seismic resistance of its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the assumption that three active faults around it might move in tandem during a quake.

The NRA made the request Friday as part of its process of checking whether reactors 3 and 4 — the only ones in Japan currently running — are safe enough to stay online after July, when new safety requirements will take effect.

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