Dec 17, 2013

Fault under reactor to be checked once more

The Nuclear Regulation Authority may send experts to the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to further study a geologic fault that the NRA determined in May to be active, sources said. The NRA commissioners will discuss the issue during their regular meeting Wednesday. ...

Jul 12, 2013

More restarts sought

Kyushu Electric Power Co. filed Friday for government safety assessments on two reactors, raising to 12 the number of units for which restarts are being sought in the wake of the introduction earlier this week of new safety requirements. Power utilities are rushing to file ...

Feb 19, 2013

NRA secretariat must halt collusion

In the past, collusive relations existed between Japan's nuclear regulation organizations and the power industry. The latest incident involving the NRA secretariat shows that such collusive relations have not been eradicated.

Robot facility aims to aid nation in nuclear crisis

Jan 23, 2013

Robot facility aims to aid nation in nuclear crisis


Japan Atomic Power Co. on Wednesday opened a facility in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, that will station remote-controlled robots and dispatch them in the event of a crisis at the nation's nuclear power plants. The facility, which faces Wakasa Bay and is close to several nuclear ...