Japan regulator grants safety approval to Tepco’s first reactor restart since Fukushima

4 Oct 2017   Japan, Nuclear

Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) on Wednesday received an initial safety approval from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) to restart two reactors at the world’s biggest nuclear power plant. The approval marks the first safety approval Tepco has received in the first steps towards the possible restart of reactors since the 2011 meltdown of three reactors at Tepco’s Fukushima plant following an earthquake and tsunami that led to the eventual closure of Japan’s nuclear power plants. Tepco has said it needs to resume operations at the closed plants to pay for Fukushima’s restoration and other liabilities from the disaster. The NRA ruled that the No. 6 and No. 7 reactors, each with a capacity of 1,356 megawatts, at […]

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