9 Novembre 2015
09.11.2015_No221 / News in Brief
9 Nov (NucNet): Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for an examination of the compatibility with new regulatory standards of its Tsuruga-2 nuclear reactor unit in Fukui Prefecture, southwest Japan. Earlier, the NRA approved an evaluation report by its expert panel concluding that a fault zone beneath the Tsuruga-2 unit was active. The Japan Atomic Industrial Forum said given that JAPC will have to convince the NRA to overturn the evaluation if the unit is to pass the compatibility examination, an early restart of the 1,108-megawatt pressurised water reactor is unlikely. Applications have been filed by various power companies to restart 26 units, of which five have already cleared examinations to show they comply with the new standards, introduced following the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident.