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PM Abe says, “Gov’t will proceed with reactivation of reactors at Takahama

  • 2015-04-17 15:00:00
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(Asahi: April 17, 2015 – p. 4)


 In connection with the Fukui District Court’s temporary injunction halting the restart of two reactors (No. 3 and 4) at the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed a policy of aiming at resuming operations of the reactors, citing Nuclear Regulation Authority Chairman Shunichi Tanaka’s view that “there are some factual errors [in the ruling].”


 Although the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant has passed major safety checks by the NRA, the Fukui District Court issued on April 14 the temporary injunction stating that the NRA’s new regulation standards are too loose and not very rational.


 However, Abe emphasized that “NRA Chairman Tanaka has clearly stated that there are some factual errors and the new regulation standards and the contents of the inspections are probably fully understood.” He also said: “The government’s consistent policy is that it will press forward with the reactivation of reactors that the NRA has approved based on its new regulation standards, which are at the strictest level in the world.

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