Regulatory procedures for restarting the TEPCO Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant are almost complete

TEPCO, which is aiming to restart the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Niigata Prefecture, clearly states the responsibility of the president and internal response in the event of an accident in the "Safety Regulations" that summarizes the management procedures of the nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved this content on the 23rd.

With this, the regulatory procedure for Unit 7 is almost complete, and the decision of the local government will be the focus on whether or not to restart the system in the future.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission passed the examination of the regulatory standards required for restarting the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Units 6 and 7 three years ago, but the "Security Regulations" summarize the procedures for managing the nuclear power plants. In addition, he made an unusual request to TEPCO to specify his attitude and attitude toward the accident.

On the other hand, even if the risk of an accident is uncertain, TEPCO will report to the president and make important safety decisions to society, and will assume that safety is more important than economic efficiency. , The president is responsible for nuclear safety, and so on.

In addition, he wrote that he would keep a record of the response until it was decommissioned and submitted it to the Regulatory Commission.

At the meeting on the 23rd, the Regulatory Commission acknowledged that it was able to respond appropriately to the suggestions from the Commission.

With this, the regulatory procedure for Unit 7, which is preceded by the check of documents related to earthquake resistance, is almost complete except for a part of the inspection.

However, the consent of the local government is required for the restart, and the decision of the local government in Niigata Prefecture will be the focus in the future regarding the pros and cons of the restart.

TEPCO "Continue to respond sincerely"

Regarding the NRA's approval on the 23rd of the seven items to be written in the safety regulations, such as the president's responsibility for the accident and internal response, TEPCO said, "We would like to give the committee members a certain understanding of the changes to the safety regulations. I think that I received it. I would like to continue to respond sincerely and politely. "