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27 December, 2017

Comments on NRA Approval of Safety Inspections for Units 6 & 7 at Kashiwazaki Kariwa NPPs

At today's meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA), commissioners approved a report concerning the results of the safety inspections made on Units 6 & 7 at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plants, owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO). The inspections were being made to confirm the reactors' conformity to new regulatory standards, in the form of an application for permission to make changes made to installations at a nuclear power facility.

JAIF President TakahashiSo far, similar applications have been approved for 12 plants in the country, all of which use pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Unlike those, the two units at Kashiwazaki Kariwa are both advanced boiling water reactors (ABWRs, 1356MWe each), using the same boiling water reactor (BWR) technology found in the Fukushima Daiichi NPPs, the site of a tsunami-caused accident back in March 2011. They are thus the first BWRs nationwide to have their application for installation changes approved since the new regulatory standards took effect. During the inspection to assess the conformity of the two units for their compatibility with the new regulatory requirements, TEPCO strove to improve their safety even further: not just doing so for that equipment—such as filter vents—for which inspections...more
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