Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)

Watchdog halts Tsuruga nuclear safety assessment after data tampering via Japan Today

TOKYO–Japan’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it will pause its safety assessment of a central Japan reactor in response to the operator having tampered with key geological data related to a fault underneath the facility, putting in doubt its restart after … Continue reading

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Japanese nuclear power firm inspected following mass data alterations via The Mainichi

TOKYO — Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection at the Japan Atomic Power Co.’s head office in Tokyo on Dec. 14 after it was learned earlier this year that the firm rewrote data related to safety reviews … Continue reading

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NRA’s probe into Fukushima meltdowns delayed but might resume in fall via Japan Times

A probe by nuclear regulators into the causes of the Fukushima crisis has been hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, with staff dispatches from Tokyo postponed to protect the 4,000 on-site decommissioning workers. The Nuclear Regulation Authority had resumed its investigation … Continue reading

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Go green, but not nuclear via Daily Herald

I am an engineer with over 40 years of experience. In the late 1980s, I studied to take the operator’s test for running nuclear power plants. As I studied, I realized how unsafe and dangerous these plants and waste storage … Continue reading

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High-level radiation at Fukushima No.2 reactor via NHK World

Japan’s nuclear regulators say high-level radiation was detected last month in the No.2 reactor building of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The Nuclear Regulation Authority last October resumed its probe into what caused the accident at the plant following … Continue reading

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Kansai Electric to halt 2 reactors after missing antiterror deadline via The Mainichi

OSAKA (Kyodo) — Kansai Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it will suspend operations at two nuclear reactors after missing the industry regulator’s deadline to build counterterrorism facilities. […] The Nuclear Regulation Authority had told Kansai Electric it must suspend operations … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Ikata ruling a warning against optimism over nuke safety risks via The Asahi Shimbun

[…] In issuing an injunction to stop the operations of the reactor, the court said Shikoku Electric Power Co. has not taken proper measures to secure the safety of the reactor given the possibility of an active fault running close … Continue reading

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Nuclear regulator to compile treatment manual via NHK World-Japan

Japan’s nuclear watchdog says it is creating a manual with a wide range of treatments for accidental exposures to radiation, the first of its kind. The Nuclear Regulation Authority says it decided to compile the manual because the use of … Continue reading

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Watchdog to restart probe into Fukushima nuclear accident via Asahi Shimbun

By Toshio Kawada The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) plans to restart its investigation into the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant now that radiation levels have dropped at the site. The NRA judged that investigators will … Continue reading

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Nuclear safety costs in Japan surge to staggering heights via Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear plant operators face ballooning costs for meeting safety requirements imposed six years ago, potentially throwing a wrench into the government’s policy of promoting the atom as a low-cost, reliable energy source. The estimated total cost of bringing … Continue reading

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