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Safety upgrades completed at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 7

Safety upgrades completed at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 7

Upgrades to safety measures to comply with new regulatory requirements were completed yesterday at unit 7 of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture, Tokyo Electric Power Company has announced. Although the utility has already received regulatory approval to restart the reactor, it must still obtain local consent.

Regulation & Safety 13 January 2021


Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

Swedish reactors meet new emergency cooling requirements

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has today approved the independent core cooling systems implemented by the operators of the country's nuclear power plants. The operators were required to introduce such systems following the accident at Fukushima Daiichi. The systems were to be in place by the end of this year in order for the reactors to continue operating.

Regulation & Safety 18 December 2020


Regulator approves safety upgrades at Japanese MOX plant

Regulator approves safety upgrades at Japanese MOX plant

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the modification of safety measures at Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant under construction in Rokkasho, in Aomori Prefecture. Under the current schedule, the facility is expected to be completed between April and September 2022.

Regulation & Safety 09 December 2020


Sendai 1 returns to operation with emergency control room

Sendai 1 returns to operation with emergency control room

Kyushu Electric Power Company has restarted unit 1 of its Sendai nuclear power plant in Japan's Kagoshima prefecture having completed construction of a bunkered back-up control centre as required under revised safety regulations. The 890 MWe pressurised water reactor is the first unit to resume operation in the country after building such a facility.

Regulation & Safety 18 November 2020


Local consent clears way for restart of Onagawa 2

Local consent clears way for restart of Onagawa 2

Tohoku Electric Power Company today received approval from Murai Yoshihiro, the governor of Miyagi Prefecture, to restart unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear plant in the northeastern Japan prefecture. The utility aims to restart the 796 MWe boiling water reactor in fiscal 2022 at the earliest.

Regulation & Safety 11 November 2020


Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant passes restart review

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant passes restart review

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) today approved the operational safety programme submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) for its seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco is working towards restarting units 6 and 7 at the site in Niigata prefecture.

Waste & Recycling 30 October 2020


Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Safety upgrade plan approved for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority yesterday approved safety measures submitted by Tokyo Electric Power Company for unit 7 of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture. The approval brings the unit one step closer to restart, pending local consent.

Regulation & Safety 15 October 2020


Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Kansai completes upgrade work at two reactors

Safety improvement work to enable Mihama unit 3 and Takahama unit 1 - both in Japan's Fukui Prefecture - to operate for an additional 20 years, to 60 years, has now been completed, Kansai Electric Power Company announced today. Work needed to extend the operation of unit 2 of the Takahama plant continues.

Regulation & Safety 18 September 2020


Japanese reprocessing plant delayed by another year

Japanese reprocessing plant delayed by another year

The expected completion of the reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture has been put back again, to the first-half of FY2022 (ending March 2023), owing to the implementation of safety measures at the plant, including construction of a new cooling tower, Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced.

Waste & Recycling 25 August 2020


Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

Revised emergency zones to be implemented at Swedish plants

The Swedish government has approved a Radiation Safety Authority proposal to implement new emergency preparedness zones around nuclear power plants by July 2022. Internal and external emergency zones as well as a planning zone will be set at a radius of 5, 25 and 100 km, respectively.

Regulation & Safety 18 June 2020