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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 views” designed to help prepare for huge volcanic eruptions around nuclear power plants in Japan.

NRA will order the operator of a nuclear power plant to stop running the facility when it detects signs of abnormal volcanic movements, among other measures. But because the NRA leaves monitoring work to detect such signs up to the operators of nuclear power stations, the question is likely to be raised over whether the nuclear regulators will in fact be able to make proper judgments.

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Questions remain over how to handle huge volcanic eruptions near nuclear plants (Mainichi Newspaper)


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