Sep 4, 2017

No abnormal radiation readings from North Korea nuclear test: NRA

No abnormal radiation readings have been detected from North Korea's nuclear test on Sunday, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said. "Generally, radioactive substances are not supposed to be released into the air in case of an underground nuclear test," an NRA official noted, adding that monitoring ...

Jun 23, 2017

NRA urging background checks on students using Japan's research reactors

Japan's nuclear regulator has urged universities to conduct background checks on students and researchers working at research reactors, as a step to ensure the proper handling of nuclear materials and prevent terrorism, a source said Thursday. The check items include mental disorder and criminal records ...

Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

May 29, 2017

Tepco visits Niigata residents to apologize for latest safety blunder

Representatives of Tokyo Electric on Monday began visiting about 41,000 households around its idled nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture to apologize for withholding vital safety information about a facility there. The utility, which also runs the meltdown-hit Fukushima No. 1 power plant, is pushing to ...

Feb 9, 2017

Flood-prevention steps discovered lacking at 10 nuclear power plants

Flood-prevention measures are lacking at 10 nuclear power plants — especially at connecting sections — utilities' inspections have revealed. The results of the ordered inspections were reported at Wednesday's regular meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority. Among the 10 are Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s ...

Jan 19, 2017

Nuclear watchdog calls for pipe checkups at reactors after damage found

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will prioritize air conditioning and ventilation pipe checks at key facilities of nuclear power reactors that have passed safety screenings, including plants already brought back online. The decision Wednesday came after significant corrosion and holes were found in ventilation pipes in ...