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9 August, 2019

NRA Exchanges Views with President Sakamoto of RFS, Which Pledges to Make Its Utmost Efforts

At an extraordinary meeting on August 6, members of the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) exchanged views with President Takashi Sakamoto of the Recyclable-Fuel Storage Company (RFS). The company operates a spent fuel interim storage facility (see conceptual image) in Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture, storing and managing spent nuclear fuel until it is processed.

The NRA has been inviting the top management of individual nuclear operators for public talks on the efforts of each to improve nuclear safety, and the session with RFS was the first in that series. NRA’s compliance examination of the storage facility with the new regulatory standards has been underway for about five and a half years, because, among other reasons, the assessment of the tsunami-resistance of the design has proceeded with difficulty. In February 2019, RFS was asked to demonstrate that the basic safety functions of its metal casks would be maintained even if the storage building was damaged by a tsunami. At the August 6 meeting, President Sakamoto looked back on the circumstances of examinations of the interim storage facility in the past, and emphasized the need to mai...more
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