Regarding TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, which has been ordered to be effectively banned due to counter-terrorism issues, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has instructed the Secretariat to begin compiling a report, saying that additional inspections to investigate the status of improvement are in the "finalization stage."

At the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, serious counter-terrorism problems such as inadequate equipment to detect intrusion from the outside and unauthorized entry of employees into the central control room were found one after another, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued an administrative sanction effectively prohibiting the operation.

The NRA is conducting additional inspections to check the status of improvement before lifting the sanction, and TEPCO reported that all the issues pointed out by the 14th have been improved.

On the 14th, an extraordinary meeting of the NRA was held, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the secretariat, reported on the status of the inspection.

The meeting was held behind closed doors, but according to the regulatory agency, Chairman Shinsuke Yamanaka acknowledged that the status of additional inspections was "in the final stage" and instructed the regulatory agency to start compiling a report.

In conjunction with the compilation of the report, the NRA will conduct on-site inspections and exchange opinions with TEPCO's management, and is expected to decide whether to lift the order after confirming whether TEPCO is "qualified" to operate the nuclear power plant in addition to additional inspections.