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2014 November 19 - 25 [SOCIAL ISSUES]

Fault under Tsuruga nuclear power plant again confirmed to be active

November 20, 2014
An expert team of the Nuclear Regulation Authority on November 19 issued a draft assessment report reconfirming that an active fault lies under the No.2 reactor at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Tsuruga City, Fukui Prefecture.

In May last year, the NRA approved the previous report declaring the fault in question is active. However, as the Tsuruga’s operator, the Japan Atomic Power Company, submitted a document denying that the fault is active two months later, the NRA team investigated the NPP site again.

If the latest report is approved, the No.2 reactor will be decommissioned as no reactors are allowed to be built over active faults.

Past related articles
> Finding of active fault is highly likely to lead to Tsuruga NPP decommissioning [May 23, 2013]
> Fault under Tsuruga nuclear plant is likely active [December 11, 2012]
> Tsuruga NPP located on active fault must be decommissioned [April 26, 2012]
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