27 Nov '13, 3pm

NRA wary of conditional use of safety system at TEPCO nuclear

NRA wary of conditional use of safety system at TEPCO nuclear

TOKYO, Nov. 27 (Kyodo) — Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said Wednesday that it could be difficult for reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant to pass the safety screening process if Tokyo Electric Power Co. says it will only use a planned key safety system after securing local approval. "In that situation, we will probably not give a green light," Tanaka told a press conference, referring to the process of checking whether the plant's Nos. 6 and 7 units are qualified to resume operations in light of new regulations introduced following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The safety equipment in question is a filtered venting system, which can reduce radioactive substances when gas and steam need to be released to prevent damage to reactor containment vessels. Installation of such systems has become mandatory for commerci...

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