Nuclear Regulation Authority Official Kunihiko Shimazaki questioned the Kansai Electric Power Company’s explanations of its recent surveys this week. The NRC expert said said that the operator’s claim that the fissures are shorter and located in different places than determined in previous surveys is based on many unclear points. The NRA has now stated the need for Kansai Electric to undertake additional probes.
Shimazaki said during the NRA investigation on-site, they were limited by time and were not given enough information and research prior to the investigation to agree with KEPCO’s conclusions related to the faults
The Nuclear Regulatory Authority plans to survey the Tsuruga nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on December 1st and 2nd, and the Higashidori plant in Aomori Prefecture later that month. The NRA has scheduled a meeting to discuss the results of the Tsuruga inspection on December 10th.
Source: JiJi Press