1 June, 2021
Preparations Continue Toward Restarting Tokai-2 NPP
At a press conference on May 20, President Mamoru Muramatsu of the Japan Atomic Power Company (JAPC) said that the company would “do its best to issue a regional evacuation plan” toward restarting its Tokai-2 (BWR, 1,100 MW) Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), located in Ibaraki Prefecture.
In March, the Mito District Court had issued an order halting the operation of Tokai-2 due to an “inadequate regional evacuation plan.”
JAPC appealed that decision to the Tokyo High Court, saying that its regional evacuation plan was still under consideration, so was not yet at a stage appropriate for review by the government. Its reason was that it was therefore premature and irrational for the court to make a substantive judgment on such a plan.