TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan’s nuclear regulatory agency on Monday ordered utilities to further review data on the quake-resistance of their nuclear reactors, after Kansai Electric Power Co. found errors in such data in its 2009 report.
Some errors have been found the past month in quake-safety data, leading the nuclear agency to issue orders aimed at enhancing the credibility of the data. The latest order would make the companies check the data more broadly.
Kansai Electric said that errors were found in the Nos. 3 and 4 reactors of the Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture and confirmed the reactors’ safety by using the correct data.