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According to Kyodo News questionnaire survey conducted to 10 electronic companies, it became clear that none of the nuclear power plants in Japan are most likely to complete the safety checks under new standards within this year.

At this moment, Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, currently the only operating nuclear plant in the country, is also likely to be suspended in September for routine checks. It might be stopped in July since the new safety standard will be enforced from July 2013. If no plants can pass the process of implementing the new standard by this summer, all the nuclear power plants in Japan might be stopped again since May 2012 when Tomari nuclear power plants in Hokkaido had been suspended for routine checks.

 

Media Reports

Japan’s nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year(Kyodo News)

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2013/03/212073.html

 

Japan’s nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year (Mainichi Newspaper)

http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130304p2g00m0dm022000c.html

 

Japan’s nuclear plants unlikely to restart operations this year: survey (Japan Times)

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/03/04/national/japans-nuclear-plants-unlikely-to-restart-operations-this-year-survey/


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