Nuclear authority allows 2 reactors to stay online
NHK -- Jul 03
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the safety of the only 2 nuclear reactors currently operating in the country.

NRA officials say the Number 3 and 4 reactors at the Ohi nuclear power plant will remain online until their next regular maintenance check in September.

NRA members at a meeting on Wednesday approved a report stating the Ohi plant on the Sea of Japan coast poses no immediate threat to safety.

The report is based on the regulator's inspections under the new safety requirements due to take effect next Monday.

NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said the 2 reactors are much safer now, thanks to additional measures taken by the operator, Kansai Electric Power Company.

原子力規制委員会は、福井県の大飯原発3・4号機について、「安全上重大な問題はない­」とする報告書を了承し、定期検査に入る9月までの運転継続を認めた。
Sources: NHK, FNNnewsCH
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