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NRA calls for replacing operator of Monju

The nuclear regulation authority (NRA) on Friday officially advised the science and technology minister to rep
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NRA more focus on low-exposure victims at the time of disaster

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided to shift Japan’s radiation treatment strategy in the
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NRA decided to scrap SPEEDI

Japan’s nuclear watchdog has decided to scrap a warning system to alert residents to evacuate in an emer
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TEPCO raises projected tunami height double

A tsunami of 26 meters would inundate the already-stricken Fukushima No. 1 power plant, causing a huge amount
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Gap between NRA and volcanologist over volcanic hazard after erruption of Mt. Ontake

The chairman of the nuclear safety regulator countered volcanologists’ claims that more discussion is ne
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Failure to submit paperwork causes delayed restart of Sendai nuclear powerplant

Kyushu Electric Power Co. jumped through all hoops but one to get its Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima
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New commissionar of NRA vowed to proceed with safety screacing with independence

Satoru Tanaka, who became a commissioner of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on Friday, vowed to pro
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NRA released the design of how to prepare for huge volcanic eruptions around nuclear plants

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA)’s expert panel on Sept. 2 released the “draft of basic view
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TEPCO plan to try cement as an additional sealant for stopping radioactive water

TEPCO said it will test cement and other materials as a sealant to completely stem the radioactive water pouri
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17,000 opinions against Sendai nuclear plant submitted to NRA

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said it has received some 17,000 comments and opinions from the pub
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NRA consider raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for emergencies

Nuclear Regulation Authority said they will consider raising the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear
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Restart of Ikata nuclear plant will be delayed untl next year due to lack of safty standards

Restarts of reactors at the Ikata nuclear power plant in Ehime Prefecture will be delayed until at least next
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NRA determined Fukushima nuclear disaster caused by tsunami, not earthquake

The Nuclear Regulation Authority says the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 was almost certainly triggered by
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Former PM criticized NRA desition of OK to Sendai nuclear plant

Former prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Morihiro Hosokawa have criticized Nuclear Regulation Authority (N
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Evacuees of Fukushima nuclear disaster against the decision of the restart of nuclear plant

Residents evacuated because of the Fukushima nuclear disaster were aghast at the decision that would allow rea
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Sendai nuclear plant cleared an initial safety hurdle for restart

A nuclear plant in southwestern Japan cleared an initial safety hurdle, in what is seen as a major step for it
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NRA will delay unveiling a draft report on restarting at Sendai nuclear plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will delay unveiling a draft report on restarting two reactors at a plant in
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NRA expressed concern about a delay in a plan to freeze highly toxic water

NRA expressed strong concern about a delay in TEPCO’s plan to freeze highly toxic water building up in u
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Safety screenings by NRA are lagging behind schedule

It’s been a year since a new set of regulatory standards for nuclear power plants in Japan were implemen
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NRA will give approval for reactivation of Sendai plant

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) will give a stamp of safety approval as early as July 9 to two idled re
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Japan experience no nuclear energy this summer for the first time since 2011

Japan will be without nuclear energy this summer for the first time since the Fukushima nuclear accident start
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NRA start a safety assessment on Higashidori nuclear plant in Aomori

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided to start a safety assessment on a reactor at the Higashidori nuclear
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NRA slammed utilities for their lack of detailed date in a safety review

The Nuclear Regulation Authority slammed two plant operators for their lack of detailed data and analyses in a
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NRA nominees received donations from TEPCO related foundation

Satoru Tanaka, one of the government’s two nominees for the five commissioner posts at the Nuclear Regulation
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Construction of underground ice wall gets go-sign by NRA

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said that it will allow TEPCO to begin construction of an underground ice wal
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NRA says the prolonged safety reviews are caused by plant operators, rather than the regulators

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said that nuclear power plant operators are the ones to blame for the prolong
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The move of oi reactor is expected to delay due to the new estimate of earthquake

Kansai Electric Power Co. said to raise its earthquake force estimate for its Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui
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Sendai plant safty check-up lacking imformation for the assessment

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said that Kyushu Electric Power Co. has not provided enough information in a
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Nuclear plant in Kyusyu is first candidate to restart among 48 Japan’s commercial reactors

Nuclear Regulation Authority decided on March 13th to prioritize the safety review of two reactors at Kyushu E
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Japan prioritize nuclear plants’ list for restarting faster

Japan will fast-track the restart of some nuclear reactors,according to Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), po
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Ari dose level in 80-kilometer area surrounding Fukushima No.1 dropped by 47% since Nov. 2011

Air dose levels in an 80-kilometer area surrounding the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant have drop
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NRA warn Monju operator for failing to protect possible malicious acts

The Nuclear Regulation Authority warned the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the operator of the prototype fast-bre
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Fuel removal test will conduct at No.4 reactor

TEPCO will conduct a test for nuclear fuel removal at the No. 4 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi powe
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NRA launched the investigation of the contamination of the seafloor

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on Sept 18th started an investigation of the contamination of the s
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No nuclear plant operating second time since March 11

The No. 4 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, Japan’s sole operat
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NRA: probably leaking contaminated water into the ocean

Officials from the Nuclear Regulation Authority said on July 10 that Fukushima nuclear power plant is probably
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Monju will be prohibited to restart by Nuclear Regulation Authority

  The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday officially decided to prohibit the Monju prototype fast-b
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Nuclear Watchdog to analyze unanswered questions of nuclear accidents

The Nuclear Regulation Authority had an inaugural meeting to analyze causes of Fukushima No.1 accident on May
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New NRA standard gives tough challenges to utilities

Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority decided on April 10th, 2013 on its planned new safety standards to
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Safety check for nuclear plants are not expected to be finished within 2013

According to Kyodo News questionnaire survey conducted to 10 electronic companies, it became clear that none o
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