active faults

New NRA rules tough on tsunami, could delay reactor restarts
A breakwater under construction at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, is shown to the media on Dec. 18, 2012. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
The nuclear industry watchdog is pitching new safety standards on earthquake and tsunami preparedness, which could substantially delay restarts of some idled nuclear plants.
EDITORIAL: Government must answer nuclear risk questions
Recent reassessments of the safety of nuclear power plants leave little doubt that the risks posed by active faults, just like the risks of possible tsunami, were estimated in...
Investigation of faults under nuclear plant to resume
A picture from a survey conducted by Tohoku Electric Power Co. shows geological layers on the right pushing upward, which some seismologists say indicates an active fault. (Provided by Tohoku Electric Power Co.)
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) will reopen its investigation into whether Tohoku Electric Power Co.'s Higashidori plant in Aomori Prefecture is sitting on...
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