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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 deal with serious atomic crises in the event of earthquakes and tsunami could affect the reactivation of the country’s reactors.

For electric power companies to resume operations at nuclear plants, their reactors will have to meet the new standards and pass an NRA appraisal. It will be very costly and time-consuming process such us installing flame-retardant electric cables. Majority of the 48 reactors that are currently offline will not likely resume operations over the next few years.
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New NRA safety standards may impact reactor restarts (Japan Times)

Nuclear body OKs new safety standards for serious accidents (Mainichi Newspaper)

New NRA rules impose costly roadblocks to restart idle reactors (Asahi Newspaper)


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