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NRA panel deems fault line beneath Oi nuke plant not active
The Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Members of an expert panel of the Nuclear Regulation Authority agreed Sept. 2 that a fault line running beneath the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture is not active,...
Tsuruga plant operator says spent fuel in storage pool absolutely...
Experts at the Nuclear Regulation Authority determined in May that an active fault runs directly underneath the No. 2 reactor of Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, operated by Japan Atomic Power Co.  (The Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The operator of the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture insists that spent nuclear fuel in the storage pool of the No. 2 reactor will not melt down even if the pool ...
EDITORIAL: NRA must stand its ground, not cave in to pressure to...
A Japan Atomic Power Co. official discusses July 11 a study on the fault line that runs beneath the Tsuruga No. 2 nuclear power plant. (The Asahi Shimbun)
The Liberal Democratic Party, which makes no bones about its eagerness to power back up the nation’s idled nuclear reactors, can expect to remain in a dominant position...
EDITORIAL: Japan Atomic Power should face reality and decommission ...
A Japan Atomic Power official explains a study of a fault at the Tsuruga No. 2 nuclear power plant on July 11. (The Asahi Shimbun)
Japan Atomic Power Co. said it will seek to restart all three of its nuclear reactors.
Nuclear watchdog tightening safety regulations on fuel processing...
Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.'s reprocessing plant and related facilities in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Nuclear Regulation Authority presented its draft outline July 2 for tighter regulation standards for facilities dealing with nuclear fuel, such as the spent fuel...
EDITORIAL: Special agency needed to accelerate decommissioning of...
Japan Atomic Power Co. may be forced to decommission the No. 2 reactor at its Tsuruga plant in Fukui Prefecture earlier than planned as the Nuclear Regulation Authority assessed that an active seismic fault lies underneath the reactor. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Fukushima nuclear disaster convinced many Japanese they urgently needed to build a new energy future that is not dependent on nuclear power.
NRA: Active fault lies below Tsuruga nuke reactor--decommissioning ...
The Asahi Shimbun
An active geologic fault lies directly under the idled No. 2 reactor at the Tsuruga nuclear power plant, according to a report compiled May 15, jeopardizing the possibility of...
Nuclear watchdog: Fault lines under Higashidori plant are active
Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear power plant in Higashidori, Aomori Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Geological fault lines that run beneath Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture are almost certainly active, according to an expert...
Nuclear watchdog in hot water over leaked report to Tsuruga plant...
NRA Deputy Secretary-General Hideka Morimoto at a news conference on Feb. 1 (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
A senior official of the Nuclear Regulation Authority secretariat was removed for leaking a draft report by an expert panel on seismic activity at the site of the Tsuruga...
Watchdog to rule fault line beneath nuclear plant is active
The Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
A Nuclear Regulation Authority panel of experts has endorsed a draft report declaring that a geological fault line running directly beneath a reactor building at the Tsuruga...
Nuclear watchdog to forbid reactor construction above active faults
An active fault line likely runs beneath the No. 2 reactor of the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
To clarify a loosely defined government "guideline," the nuclear industry watchdog decided on Jan. 22 it will expressly prohibit reactor buildings and other key safety-related...
Watchdog to define maximum tsunami heights for nuclear plants
Levees under construction at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture in December (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Jan. 15 to set maximum heights of possible tsunami striking individual nuclear plants and obligate their operators to take commensurate ...
Japan Atomic Power posts record profits with all its reactors...
Experts believe an active fault runs below the No. 2 reactor at the Tsuruga plant in Fukui Prefecture, which is operated by Japan Atomic Power Co. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan Atomic Power Co. posted record net profits for the first half of the current fiscal year, despite all of its reactors being taken offline following the 2011 Fukushima...
Nuclear watchdog to urge shutdown of Oi plant if active fault found
Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority (Photo by Makoto Kaku)
The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Dec. 27 it will recommend shutting down the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture if an active geological fault is found to run...
Upgraded hazard maps show increased seismic risk in eastern Japan
The Asahi Shimbun
The probability of strong earthquakes striking eastern Japan within the next 30 years has markedly increased, according to experts.
EDITORIAL: Nuclear safety watchdog’s quake risk assessments...
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has said that the Higashidori nuclear power plant operated by Tohoku Electric Power Co. in Aomori Prefecture sits on faults that are probably...
Regulators: Faults beneath Higashidori nuclear plant likely active
Members of a Nuclear Regulation Authority expert panel study geological formations along a fault line on the premises of the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture on Dec. 14. (Pool)
Fault lines beneath the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture may be active, Nuclear Regulation Authority experts said on Dec. 14.
UPDATE: Tsuruga nuclear plant may have to be decommissioned as...
The Asahi Shimbun
Japan Atomic Power Co. may have to decommission one of its reactors after seismologists concluded the plant is sitting over an active fault line, potentially the first...
Experts fear more nuke reactors may be sited over active faults
The Asahi Shimbun
More nuclear power plants could be found to be sited over active fault lines as the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) conducts safety reviews of facilities, experts say.
Experts call for more studies on fault at Japan’s only active...
Experts discuss the results of a fault survey at the Oi nuclear power plant on Nov. 4. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
Japan’s new nuclear watchdog remained split over whether an active fault runs underneath emergency equipment at a nuclear power plant, delaying a decision on the fate of the...