The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) met with Tokyo Electric Power Company President Tomoaki Kobayakawa and others on the 20th to hear about the determination to work on continuous improvement of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant in Niigata Prefecture, which has been ordered to effectively ban its operation due to a series of counter-terrorism problems. The regulatory commission said that the conditions for deciding whether to lift the order were met, and it was expected to be lifted on December 12.

At the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, a series of serious counter-terrorism problems were discovered, and the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) issued an order effectively prohibiting the operation of the plant.

On December 12, Shinsuke Yamanaka, chairman of the committee, and others conducted a field survey, which showed that "considerable improvement can be seen."

On the 20th, he had a meeting with TEPCO's President Kobayakawa and other top management, in which President Kobayakawa expressed his determination to work on continuous improvement, saying, "We are working together to improve the power plant, and we want to be reborn as a reliable operator from the community."

In response to this, a member pointed out that "even if the order were to be lifted this time, the NRA would not give its approval to TEPCO," but the final decision was made at the meeting next week, assuming that the conditions for deciding whether to lift the order had been met.

As a result, the order is expected to be lifted as soon as December 12.