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NUCLEAR REGULATION AUTHORITY

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2022
Japan aging nuclear plants may be checked at least once a decade
The proposal from the Nuclear Regulation Authority came as the government seeks to scrap a rule that limits the operating life of reactors to a maximum of 60 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 2, 2021
Ehime nuclear reactor restarts after two-year halt
Shikoku Electric Power Co. restarted a nuclear reactor in Ehime Prefecture on Thursday that had been offline since December 2019 due to regular checks and a subsequent court injunction.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 23, 2018
Air duct corrosion and holes found at seven nuclear plants
Corrosion and holes have been found in ventilation ducts in 12 reactors across the country, raising concerns workers could be exposed to radiation in an accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 4, 2018
Safety checks of trouble-prone nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori to resume
Nuclear regulators on Wednesday decided to resume assessing the safety of a spent fuel reprocessing plant in Aomori Prefecture after suspending the process for several months following revelations about the operator's lax safety management.
JAPAN
Mar 4, 2018
NRA drops consolidation initiative for unwanted nuclear fuel after butting heads with JAEA
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority's plan to secure hundreds of batches of unwanted fuel throughout Japan is scrapped over cost disputes with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's nuclear watchdog to require new cooling system for boiling water reactors
Nuclear Regulation Authority decides to require operators of boiling water reactors — the same type as those at the crisis-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex — to install new emergency cooling systems.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2017
Tepco secures first reactor safety certifications since Fukushima disaster
Boiling-water units at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in Niigata Prefecture are the same type as those in 3/11 meltdowns.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2017
Japan's nuclear safety chief raps Tepco's attitude on Fukushima No. 1 crisis, restarting other reactors
The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority told Tepco's top management he questions their attitude toward decommissioning the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and the company's ability to resume operating its other reactors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2017
Nuclear Regulation Authority chief draws flak for saying North Korea should attack Tokyo instead of a reactor
The head of the Nuclear Regulation Authority drew fire Friday for a comment he made Thursday saying it would be "far better" for North Korea to launch a missile at Tokyo than at a small nuclear reactor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 26, 2017
Diet clears Fuketa to take over as NRA chief
The Diet on Friday approved the appointment of Toyoshi Fuketa as new chief of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, replacing Shunichi Tanaka, who led the revamped body since it was launched in the wake the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 18, 2017
NRA commissioner Fuketa nominated to take over at atomic regulator
The government on Tuesday said it has nominated Toyoshi Fuketa, a commissioner of the country's nuclear watchdog, to take the top post at the regulator, in the first change of leadership since it was revamped after the Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 16, 2016
Japan's nuclear watchdog to let a third reactor run beyond 40-year limit
Japan's nuclear watchdog gave approval Wednesday for the nation's third reactor to operate beyond the mandated 40-year maximum life span as the enforcement of limits introduced after the Fukushima disaster continues to weaken.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Sep 30, 2016
Tepco admits success of Fukushima ice wall still unknown
Whether the ¥35 billion gambit is working to block the inflow of groundwater remains unclear six months after it started freezing underground soil.
JAPAN
Sep 9, 2016
J-Power delays plan to begin operating Oma nuclear plant until 2024
Electric Power Development Co. said Friday that it has decided to postpone its plan to start operating its Oma nuclear power plant by two years to fiscal 2024 due to longer-than-expected safety tests by the nuclear regulatory body.
JAPAN
Sep 7, 2016
Japan to start background checks of nuclear workers in anti-terrorism effort
The nation's nuclear watchdog decides to require background checks for workers at nuclear power plants and other facilities.
JAPAN
May 27, 2016
Monju operator will need to meet myriad safety, transparency standards: report
The next operator of the troubled Monju prototype fast-breeder reactor will need to meet a range of safety and transparency standards, including appointing outside experts to help manage the project, according to a report submitted to the science minister Friday.
JAPAN
Feb 24, 2016
First reactors in Japan get tentative approval to burn for longer than 40 years
Two aging nuclear reactors take a step toward being allowed to exceed their 40-year service lifetimes, in what would be the first such extensions under new safety guidelines.
Japan Times
JAPAN / NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT
Dec 20, 2015
Nuclear power plants feared vulnerable to terrorist groups
Security at France's 58 nuclear power plants was purportedly raised to its highest level last month as a result of the terrorist attacks in Paris, stoking concern over the safety of Japan's nuclear facilities.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 13, 2015
NRA starts clock ticking on Monju, advising operator be replaced
The Nuclear Regulation Authority asks the science minister to replace the manager of the Monju fast-breeder reactor, casting a shadow over the long-troubled experimental facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FUKUSHIMA FILE
Sep 20, 2015
Radioactive rain releases can't be curbed due to lack of laws: NRA
Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant has released rainwater tainted with radioactive substances into the Pacific Ocean at least seven times since April.

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