Japan Atomic Power Co. said Thursday that the latest findings from its additional geological investigation at the Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture prove reactor 2 is not located above an active fault, contradicting a recent assessment by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

"We strongly urge the NRA to hold discussions and sufficiently examine our new findings to reach a new conclusion," Japan Atomic Power President Yasuo Hamada told reporters in Tokyo, adding he hopes to apply for the restart of the reactor.

Japan Atomic Power also said it will file an administrative complaint over an NRA order to assess the possible impact of a loss of coolant in reactor 2's spent-fuel pool in the event that the fault directly beneath the building moves. The complaint procedure is different from taking the matter to court.