At a regular meeting on March 25, the Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) issued a draft review report for the High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR), owned by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), saying that it was effectively compatible with the new regulatory standards. The reactor, with a thermal output of 30MW, is situated in Oarai Town (Ibaraki Prefecture).
- 2 August, 2019 Tohoku Electric Power Applies for Approval of Onagawa-1 Decommissioning Plan
- 2 August, 2019 IEEJ’s 2020 Economic and Energy Outlook Compares Effects of Completing and Not Completing Anti-Terrorism Facilities at Japan’s NPPs
- 1 August, 2019 NRA Deliberates Response by Takahama NPPs against Potential Tsunamis Caused by Underwater Landslides
- 31 May, 2019 NRA Orders Kansai EP to Backfit Takahama and Other NPPs Based on New Volcano Impact Information
- 31 May, 2019 Local Governments Asks National Government to Help Get Overseas Import Regulation on Foods Withdrawn or Relaxed
- 24 May, 2019 Japanese Power Companies to Cooperate with Each Other to Complete Anti-terrorism Facilities More Quickly
- 21 May, 2019 【52nd JAIF Annual Conference】 Leader Perspective: “The Role of Nuclear Energy in the EU Low-carbon Future”
- 24 April, 2019 Electric Power Companies Ask NRA for Understanding on Extending Grace Period for Building Anti-Terrorism Facilities at NPPs
- 19 March, 2019 JANSI Annual Conference Discusses Fermentation and Permeation of Safety Culture
- 7 March, 2019 NRA Issues Draft Reports Approving Genkai-3 and -4 as Facilities for Responding to Specific Severe Accidents
- 16 November, 2018 NRA Allows Tokai-2 to Be Operated for Sixty Years, a First for a BWR
- 5 October, 2018 JAIF Press Briefing: President Takahashi Foresees Progress in BWR Examinations by NRA
- 28 September, 2018 NRA Approves Review Report Finding Tokai-2 NPP Compatible with New Regulatory Standards
Finishing Mission in Japan, IAEA’s IRRS Points Out Importance of NRA’s Communicating with Nuclear Industry
On January 21, an eight-day scheduled mission to Japan was concluded by the Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS), a team of experts sent by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Team leader Ramsey Jamal, vice president of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), held a press conference on the same day with Chairman Toyoshi Fuketa of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA).