The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) conducted an on-site survey of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, where an order has been issued to effectively prohibit its operation due to a series of counter-terrorism problems, and showed a certain evaluation that "considerable improvement can be seen." The regulatory commission will meet with the president of TEPCO as early as next week to make a final decision on whether to lift the order as early as this year.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has issued a de facto ban order on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, where a series of serious counter-terrorism problems have been discovered, and continues to conduct inspections to determine the status of improvements made by TEPCO.
On December 12, we received a report from the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), which is the secretariat of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, stating that improvements were being made to these inspections, and on December 6, Chairman Shinsuke Yamanaka and others visited the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant to confirm the results of the inspections at the site.
During the on-site survey,
Mr. Yamanaka and his colleagues confirmed that a monitoring system was in place to prevent unauthorized access to the nuclear power plant,
and also heard from people in charge of specialized departments that observe employee behavior and report to the president so that continuous improvement can be achieved.
At the conclusion of the survey, Chairman Yamanaka said, "I was able to fully confirm TEPCO's efforts and had the impression that considerable improvements were being observed."
The regulatory commission will meet with the president of TEPCO as early as next week to make a final decision on whether to lift the order as early as this year.
Director of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant: "It is important to continuously carry out improvement activities"
After the on-site investigation by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), Takeyuki Inagaki, director of TEPCO's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station, said, "We have received a certain level of evaluation, but we are just starting point.