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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Japan Atomic Study Shows Tsuruga Reactor Is Not on Active Fault

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By Jacob Adelman & Yuji Okada - Jul 11, 2013 4:45 PM GMT+1000

Japan Atomic Power Co., which has Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) as its largest shareholder, said in a report submitted to the country’s nuclear regulator today that its Tsuruga reactor isn’t on an active earthquake fault, contradicting the authority’s findings.
Japan Atomic said data in the report filed with Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority shows that three fault lines in the area, including one that runs under the No. 2 reactor at its Tsuruga plant, aren’t active because they haven’t moved in the past 120,000 to 130,000 years.
The NRA approved a report in May by a group of scientists led by Kunihiko Shimazaki, a commissioner with the agency, that concluded a fault running under the unit was active. NRA Chairman Shunichi Tanaka said at the time that this violated safety regulations, while declining to assert that the ruling meant the regulator would deny safety clearance needed to restart the reactor in western Japan.
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