JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese

ATOMS in JAPAN

23 July, 2015

NRA Panel: Activeness of Faults under Shika “Cannot Be Ruled Out” Again

On July 17, a draft evaluation report was issued by an expert panel of the Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) looking into whether the seismic faults running under the premises of the Shika Nuclear Power Plants are active. The reactors, owned and operated by the Hokuriku Electric Power Co., are located in Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan.

Shika NPPs

The report stated, “Although no clear basis has been found to affirm that the faults were active after the Late Pleistocene (some 120,000 to 130,000 years ago), the possibility of their displacement and deformation cannot be denied.” Various faults were evaluated for their activeness, including the one known as S-1, which runs directly under Shika-1 (BWR, 540MWe).

According to an additional investigation based on the panel’s previous reports, Hokuriku Electric Power had argued that the faults cannot be active in the future. However, having received the latest draft, the power company released a comment describing the judgment as “hardly rational,” saying it would promptly analyze the report and submit a written opinion to the NRA.

Currently, Shika-2 (ABWR, 1,206MWe) is undergoing an examination by the NRA to confirm its compatibility with the new national regulatory standards for commercial reactors.

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

Grossi on Fukushima: Marking a Decade Since the Accident

10 March, 2021
Grossi on Fukushima: Marking a Decade Since the Accident04:11

Recent News

18 November, 2021
METI Minister Speaks to IAEA International Conference on Decade of Progress Since Fukushima Daiichi Accident
15 November, 2021
Nuclear Energy’s Contribution to Achieving SDGs
8 November, 2021
COP26: Prime Minister Kishida Announces Additional Contribution of USD10 Billion for Climate Change Measures
30 October, 2021
Reelection of Suttsu Mayor Means Literature Investigation for HLW Disposal Will Continue
21 October, 2021
Kishida Makes First Visit to Fukushima Since Becoming Prime Minister
15 October, 2021
LDP Adds SMR Development and Nuclear Fusion to NPP Restarts in Its Policy Manifesto
7 October, 2021
Kishida Administration Inaugurated, with New METI Minister Hagiuda Holding Press Conference on Taking Office
6 October, 2021
IAEA Holds 65th General Conference in Vienna, with Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology Delivering Statement in the General Debate
30 September, 2021
JAEC Releases 2020 White Paper on Nuclear Energy
17 September, 2021
NRA Permits Shimane-2 under New Regulatory Standards
14 September, 2021
IAEA Deputy Director General Evrard Visits Japan in Advance of Safety Review of ALPS-treated Water
1 September, 2021
Evaluation Report Issued by IAEA’s Review Mission to Fukushima Daiichi: First Visit since 2018
24 August, 2021
METI and IAEA Agree on Further Review Missions to Fukushima Daiichi
4 August, 2021
JAEA Restarts High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor “HTTR”
2 August, 2021
Information about Fukushima Daiichi NPS Water Treatment
28 July, 2021
METI’s Committee Shows Rough Draft of Next Strategic Energy Plan
2 July, 2021
Mihama-3 Restarted After Decade-long Hiatus: First Restart in Japan of a Reactor Operating Beyond 40 Years
28 June, 2021
Mihama-3 Restarts after Decade-long Hiatus
25 June, 2021
New Canada-Japan Partnership Supports Greater Collaboration to Meet Climate Change Objectives and Net-zero Goals
24 June, 2021
METI Issues New Green Growth Strategy Through Achieving Carbon Neutrality
▲TOP