TEPCO Nuclear Reactors Pass NRA Screenings (News)


Tokyo, Dec. 27 (Jiji Press)—The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday the number 6 and number 7 reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture have officially passed NRA screenings for restarts.

The NRA formalized a report that the reactors meet the country's new safety standards introduced after the 2011 nuclear accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

The report is the first of its kind issued for any boiling-water reactor, the type used at Fukushima Daiichi, which experienced an unprecedented triple meltdown just after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

It is also the first for any TEPCO reactor.

The two are the thirteenth and fourteenth reactors that have passed NRA screenings for restarts under the new standards. The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant is the seventh one with any such reactor.

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