TEPCO plant may be above faults considered active, report states

01/24/2013 | Mainichi (Japan), The

Tokyo Electric Power's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Japan could be deemed sitting above active faults based on draft safety standards unveiled by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority, according to a report. Currently, active faults are defined as those that have shifted in the last 120,000 to 130,000 years, but the NRA seeks to revise the figure to 400,000 years. TEPCO will find it hard to restart the facility if the faults are considered active.

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