TEPCO to file for procedures to restart idled nuclear reactors
Kyodo -- Jul 03
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it will swiftly apply for a state safety assessment of two of its reactors in Niigata Prefecture to restart their operation, even as the utility continues to grapple with the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The announcement was made ahead of the introduction of a set of new nuclear regulations next Monday, which will effectively restart the stalled procedures to resume the country's reactors, most of which are currently offline.

"As we have finished preparations for the Nos. 6 and 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, we have decided to file applications (for their safety assessment) as swiftly as possible after the new regulations take effect," TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said at a press conference in Tokyo.

柏崎刈羽原発の再稼働を目指す東京電力の広瀬社長が、地元・新潟県の泉田知事に会談を­打診したことが分かりました。その泉田知事ですが、「再稼働よりも福島第一原発の事故­の検証が先」と厳しい姿勢を崩していません。このため、東京電力は、社長と知事の直接­対話で事態を打開したい考えです。
Sources: Kyodo, ANNnewsCH
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