• Kyodo


Steel supplied by Kitakyushu manufacturer Japan Casting & Forging Corp. to nuclear facilities in France has been named in an investigation that found it had a high level of impurity, the nuclear watchdog said.

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said the standard for carbon content in metals — a gauge of impurity — is below 0.22 percent in France, while the figure is below 0.25 percent in Japan.

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