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Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority yesterday approved safety measures submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company for unit 7 of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture. The approval brings the unit one step closer to restart, pending local consent.

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2020


Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Safety improvement work to enable Mihama unit 3 and Takahama unit 1 - both in Japan's Fukui Prefecture - to operate for an additional 20 years, to 60 years, has now been completed, Kansai Electric Power Company announced today. Work needed to extend the operation of unit 2 of the Takahama plant continues.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2020


Japanese reprocessing plant delayed by another year

Japanese reprocessing plant delayed by another year

The expected completion of the reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture has been put back again, to the first-half of FY2022 (ending March 2023), owing to the implementation of safety measures at the plant, including construction of a new cooling tower, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced.

Waste & Recycling 25 August 2020


Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

The Swedish government has approved a Radiation Safety Authority proposal to implement new emergency preparedness zones around nuclear power plants by July 2022. Internal and external emergency zones as well as a planning zone will be set at a radius of 5, 25 and 100 km, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2020


Japanese gas-cooled reactor clear for restart

Japanese gas-cooled reactor clear for restart

Japan Atomic Energy Agency has today received permission from the Nuclear Regulation Authority to make changes to the reactor installation of the High-Temperature Test Reactor in conformity with revised safety requirements. This marks the first time a restart permission has been granted for a Japanese gas-cooled reactor.

Regulation & Safety 03 June 2020


JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have agreed to establish a joint venture company to conduct safety upgrade work at unit 6 of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco plans to restart units 6 and 7 of the plant, which is in Japan's Niigata Prefecture.

Corporate 03 June 2020


Regulator confirms safety of Japanese reprocessing plant

Regulator confirms safety of Japanese reprocessing plant

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority today approved a draft report concluding Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited's reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture meets new safety standards. The approval brings the plant, construction of which began in 1993, closer to starting up.

Regulation & Safety 13 May 2020


JAPC seeks pre-operation inspections of Tokai 2

JAPC seeks pre-operation inspections of Tokai 2

Japan Atomic Power Company has applied to the Japanese regulator for pre-use inspections of unit 2 at its Tokai nuclear power plant in Ibaraki prefecture. These inspections mark the final regulatory stage in the restart procedure for the country's reactors.

Regulation & Safety 20 April 2020


Kyushu misses deadline for Sendai 1 emergency facilities

Kyushu misses deadline for Sendai 1 emergency facilities

Kyushu Electric Power Company today took unit 1 of its Sendai nuclear power plant offline as it had failed to meet the deadline for completion of a back-up control centre. It's the first time operation of a Japanese reactor has been temporarily suspended for this reason. It plans to take unit 2 offline in May for the same reason.

Regulation & Safety 16 March 2020


Japanese regulator approves restart of Onagawa 2

Japanese regulator approves restart of Onagawa 2

The Nuclear Regulation Authority today formally accepted a report concluding unit 2 of Tohoku Electric Power Company's Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture meets revised safety standards. The plant was the closest nuclear power plant to the epicentre of the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011, but sustained far less damage than expected.

Regulation & Safety 26 February 2020