National Mar 25, 2015

NRA concludes fault under Tsuruga reactor is active

The Nuclear Regulation Authority determined Wednesday that a reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga nuclear plant on the Sea of Japan coast in Fukui Prefecture sits directly above an active geological fault — which may force the unit to be shut down permanently. The ...

National Jun 18, 2014

NRA to begin safety review at Higashidori

The nation's nuclear regulator said Wednesday it would begin safety checks on a reactor at Aomori Prefecture's Higashidori nuclear plant, despite an ongoing survey of possible seismological faults running beneath the complex. The Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the plant's No. 1 reactor for possible ...

National Feb 19, 2013

Faults may be active under Aomori plant

Significant portions of major geological faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori Prefecture are probably active, a Nuclear Regulation Authority panel says.