Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA)

EDITORIAL: Ruling calls for review of NRA’s nuclear reactor safety screening via The Asahi Shimbun

A court ruling cast serious doubt over the credibility of safety assessments by the Nuclear Regulation Authority with regard to the operations of nuclear reactors. The ruling called into question the safety of reactors restarted with NRA approval after being … Continue reading

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Experts suspect extension of active faults off Fukushima caused November quake via The Japan Times

The powerful earthquake that struck northeastern Japan and caused tsunami in late November may have been caused by a slip in a zone that may be an extension of two known active faults under the seabed off the crippled Fukushima … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear safety culture still lacking, says watchdog via E&T (Engineering & Technology) Magazine

Japan’s nuclear industry still lags on safety, the country’s regulator said, after discovering documents submitted by an operator had been falsified. Chugoku Electric Power Co said on June 30 it had not conducted the mandatory inspection of equipment for handling … Continue reading

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Radioactive water leaking into Pacific Ocean in new Fukushima ’emergency’ via ABC News

Japan’s nuclear watchdog says there is a state of emergency at the shattered Fukushima nuclear plant over ongoing leaks of radioactive water. An official from the Nuclear Regulation Authority says contaminated groundwater has risen above a shore barrier meant to … Continue reading

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