Regarding the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, where a de facto prohibition order has been issued, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on the 29th approved a change in the "safety regulations" for the nuclear power plant that Tokyo Electric Power Company had applied for. The content details the president's responsibilities in ensuring safety, and the regulatory commission plans to determine whether TEPCO is "eligible" to operate nuclear power plants.
At the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, a series of serious deficiencies in counter-terrorism measures have been revealed, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has issued an order effectively prohibiting the operation of the nuclear power plant, and is reconfirming whether TEPCO is "qualified" to operate the plant.
In response to a request from the Regulatory Commission in November, TEPCO applied for changes to the "Safety Regulations" that stipulate the management procedures for nuclear power plants, etc., and it was discussed at the meeting on the 11th.
The seven items that have been changed indicate TEPCO's basic stance, and based on lessons learned from a series of scandals,
the president himself has added that he will monitor the safety awareness and behavior of employees and partner companies.
It is said that it will realize voluntary safety improvements.
In response, there were no objections from the committee members, and the content was appropriate.
The NRA will now determine whether TEPCO is "eligible" based on the results of the on-site investigation.