Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved of plans for an antiterrorism facility to protect Tokyo Electric Power Company’s No. 6 and No. 7 reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa complex in Niigata Prefecture, media reports say.
The plant, located in central Japan, has been shut down since April 2021 due to security concerns. Among the flaws found were unrepaired equipment that was in place to detect intruders at the plant.
Plans for the security improvements had already been submitted for review. The draft of that review was approved in July of this year.
The NRA’s chairman Toyoshi Fuketa clarified the decision, saying the approval “was to confirm whether TEPCO’s basic plan is appropriate, and (it) has nothing to do with the possible removal of the order (suspending operations).”
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