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5 October, 2018

JAIF Press Briefing: President Takahashi Foresees Progress in BWR Examinations by NRA

On September 27, President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) gave his regular press briefing.

President Akio Takahashi of the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF)He first referred to the approval made the previous day, September 26, by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of a review report finding that the Tokai-2 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 1100MWe), owned and operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC), was compatible with the country’s new regulatory standards. He said that he expected the examinations of BWRs to proceed smoothly thereafter, using information and experience obtained at the Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 and -7 NPPs, which were examined ahead of Tokai-2. The JAIF president then referred to the Hiroshima High Court’s lifting, on September 25, of its temporary injunction against the operation of the Ikata-3 NPP, owned and operated by the Shikoku Electric Power Co., Given that various legal challenges are still pending at other ...more
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