Tag - nuclear-regulation-authority



Sep 19, 2013
NRA launches cesium contamination study of seafloor
The Nuclear Regulation Authority is probing the seafloor off Fukushima to study how radioactive contaminants are spreading from the nuclear disaster.
Jul 26, 2013
Time to take over Daiichi?
Rather than rely on Tepco and a bare bones staff of regulators, it's time that the Japanese government consider taking control of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Jul 8, 2013
NRA starts accepting applications for reactor restarts
Japan restarts its vetting procedure for restarting nuclear reactors after adopting new safety regulations to reflect the lessons learned from the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2013
World's 'toughest nuclear safety standards' take effect
Japan on Monday ushered in what regulators call the world's toughest safety standards for atomic power plants, determined to prevent another disaster like the March 2011 meltdowns at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 complex.
Jun 28, 2013
New nuclear safety standards
Four power companies are expected to apply to restart up to 12 nuclear reactors under newly approved nuclear safety and emergency-response standards.
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2013
NRA shows off its new crisis center
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Thursday showed the media its new Emergency Response Center, where data will be gathered and decisions made if another Fukushima-like disaster strikes.
Jun 20, 2013
NRA eyes allowing Japan's two operating reactors to remain online through September
The two nuclear reactors currently in operation in Japan have no serious safety problems in light of new regulations taking effect in July, regulators say in a draft assessment report.
May 28, 2013
End of the line for Tsuruga reactor
A Nuclear Regulation Authority panel's geological report leaves Japan Atomic Power no choice other than to decommission the Tsuruga No. 2 nuclear reactor.e
May 23, 2013
NRA backs Tsuruga active fault finding
The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepts an assessment that reactor 2 at the Tsuruga nuclear plant sits on an active fault, increasing the likelihood that the unit can never be restarted.
May 20, 2013
Tsuruga reactor's active fault
The identification of a geological fracture zone beneath a Tsuruga nuclear plant reactor as an active fault may force the decommissioning of the reactor in Fukui Prefecture.
May 18, 2013
Shut Monju down permanently
The Abe government should give up on the trouble-plagued Monju fast-breeder reactor project after the Nuclear Regulation Authority cited safety management problems.
May 9, 2013
New nuclear safety standards
One problem with the draft of new safety standards for nuclear power plants is that the job of anticipating the highest possible tsunami is left to each power company.
May 3, 2013
NRA to open new study on role 3/11 quake played in damaging No. 1 plant
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to open a more thorough investigation into whether critical safety equipment at one of the reactors in the Fukushima No. 1 power plant was damaged before the complex was hit by tsunami in March 2011.
Japan Times
Apr 18, 2013
Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen
The Nuclear Regulation Authority will start the process Friday to assess whether the nation's two operating reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July.
Japan Times
Feb 28, 2013
Nuclear agency updates disaster mitigation rules
The Nuclear Regulation Authority revises its disaster mitigation guidelines compiled in light of the Fukushima crisis by adding criteria for evacuation and other protective actions against radiation exposure.
Feb 21, 2013
Disclosure of nuclear crisis data
Over two years, the Nuclear Regulation Authority plans to make public up to 900,000 pages of documents about the Fukushima nuclear plant crisis.
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.
Feb 15, 2013
Diet approves NRA commissioners
The Lower House on Thursday formally approved the appointment of five experts who have been serving as the Nuclear Regulation Authority's commissioners since September.
Japan Times
Jan 29, 2013
Active fault to scuttle Tsuruga plant
The NRA's draft report on the Tsuruga atomic power plant states that the fault under reactor 2 is probably active, effectively condemning the complex to the scrap heap.
Jan 19, 2013
Filter issue clouds restart of BWRs
One of the Nuclear Regulation Authority's commissioners said that boiling-water reactors will not be allowed to resume operation unless they are equipped with filtered venting systems that can reduce the amount of radioactive particulates ejected during emergency venting.


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