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19 November, 2018

Shimane NPP Proceeding Steadily on Safety Measures toward Restart

In August, the Chugoku Electric Power Co., filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan to investigate the compatibility of the Shimane-3 (ABWR, 1,373MWe) with the country’s new regulatory standards. NRA has been making a similar examination at the power company’s Shimane-2 (BWR, 820MWe) since January 2014.

Prior to the filing, Shimane Prefecture had presented the power company with several conditions, including the following: (1) making earthquake and tsunami evaluations based on the latest knowledge, and adopting safety measures accordingly, (2) implementing severe accident measures after considering their effectiveness and impact, and (3) establishing disaster-relief measures in close cooperation with local governments. The prefecture agreed to the filing on August 9, with Chugoku Electric Power submitting its application the day after. Going forward, Atoms in Japan (AIJ) will report on the work on safety measures based on the new regulatory standards, as well as the latest progress at the Shimane-3. The Shimane nuclear site is situated on an area measuring over approximately two ...more
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