Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)

Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano via The San Luis Obispo Tribune

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO  A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption. The injunction ordered … Continue reading

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Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up via Channel News

TOKYO: The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan’s nuclear regulator said in an interview … Continue reading

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Japan Nuclear Fuel skipped safety checks at Rokkasho plant for 14 years via Japan Times

Nuclear regulators concluded Wednesday that Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. violated legally binding safety rules by failing to conduct necessary checks for over a decade at its uncompleted spent nuclear fuel reprocessing plant in the country’s northeast. The failure of checks … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: NRA too hasty in giving green light to TEPCO to restart reactors via The Asahi Shimbun

Although the Nuclear Regulation Authority has decided to give the green light to Tokyo Electric Power Co. to restart nuclear reactors, we question the fitness of the utility, which is responsible for the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear … Continue reading

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Two reactors at Tepco’s giant Niigata plant close to being restarted via the Japan Times

Two Tokyo Electric reactors at the massive Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power station in Niigata Prefecture are expected to clear the initial safety hurdle for restarts soon, sources said Friday. According to the sources, the Nuclear Regulation Authority will start talks on the … Continue reading

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Watchdog blasts Joyo reactor restart plan as ‘unacceptable’ via Asahi Shimbun

The nation’s nuclear watchdog has slammed the operator of the Joyo experimental fast reactor in Ibaraki Prefecture for its approach to safety concerns in seeking an early restart. Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, on April 26 labeled … Continue reading

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Japan to check background of nuclear workers to prevent terrorism via Japan Today

TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear watchdog has decided to make operators of nuclear power plants and other nuclear facilities check the background of their workers to prevent terror attacks. Following the recommendation of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Nuclear Regulation … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: 40-year rule for nuclear reactors on verge of being a dead letter via The Asahi Shimbun

The 40-year lifespan for nuclear reactors, established after the catastrophic accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in 2011, is now in danger of being watered down to irrelevance. The rule requires the decommissioning of aging reactors, starting … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Nuclear power proponents still scoffing at public safety concerns via The Asahi Shimbun

An Otsu District Court injunction has suspended operations of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, one of which was online. Again, the significance of that development should be taken to heart. Proponents … Continue reading

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NRA decided to reduce 70 percent of radiation monitoring posts in Fukushima via nuclear-news

「。。。」On February 10, 2016 The NRA (Nuclear Regulation Authority) declared that from April 2017 it will discontinue 2500 of its 3600 radioactivity monitoring terminals in the Fukushima Prefecture. The NRA says it’s due to lack of budget and resources. The … Continue reading

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