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More checks on faults ordered under Mihama, Monju atomic plants(Kyodo)

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The Japanese government’s nuclear safety agency ordered Kansai Electric Power Co. and Japan Atomic Energy Agency on Friday to reinvestigate faults under the Mihama nuclear power plant and the Monju prototype fast breeder reactor, respectively.

 

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency called for onsite investigations at the facilities, both in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan, as there is a possibility a nearby active fault may set off a chain reaction in moving fault fracture zones, or soft earth layers, running under the facilities.

 

Additional checks have already been under way for faults running under Tohoku Electric Power Co.’s Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture, Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika plant in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan Atomic Power Co.’s Tsuruga plant and Kansai Electric’s Oi plant in Fukui.

 

http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2012/08/178407.html

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