The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has compiled a draft inspection report stating that "corrective measures have been confirmed" for TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, which has been ordered to effectively ban its operation due to a series of counter-terrorism problems. In the future, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is expected to decide whether to lift the order, together with the results of confirming whether TEPCO is "eligible" to operate the nuclear power plant.

At the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, a series of serious counter-terrorism problems have been discovered, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has issued an administrative sanction ordering a de facto ban on its operation.

At a closed-door meeting of the NRA held on April 4, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the secretariat, presented a draft report on the inspection that examined the status of improvements.

According to the regulatory agency, the draft report states that corrective measures have been confirmed as a result of inspections conducted over more than two and a half years, and that TEPCO's measures to prevent recurrence are "in a state where autonomous improvement can be expected."

The NRA has made it a condition that the NRA lifts the order on the condition that it reconfirms whether TEPCO is "qualified" to operate the nuclear power plant, together with the results of this inspection, and will discuss it at the meeting on June 2 along with the draft report compiled on the 4th.

After that, we will conduct on-site inspections and meet with the president of TEPCO and others to determine whether to lift the order.