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9 N-reactors in Japan use Kobe steel products

  • November 16, 2017
  • , Jiji Press , 3:04 a.m.
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Tokyo, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press) — Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan, including those currently operating, have used products of the Kobe Steel Ltd.¬†group, which is blamed for fabrication of product quality data, it was learned Wednesday.¬†

According to documents shown at a meeting of the Nuclear Regulation Authority the same day, the active reactors are the No. 3 and No. 4 units at Kansai Electrtic Power Co.’s Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture and the No. 1 and No. 2 units at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

The others are the No. 3 and No. 4 units at Kansai Electric’s Oi plant in Fukui, the No. 3 and No. 4 units at Kyushu Electric’s Genkai plant in Saga Prefecture and the No. 3 unit at Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata plant in Ehime Prefecture.

Kobe Steel’s welding rods were used in facility assembling work at all nine reactors and some reactor container vessels’ reinforcing bars and parts are using its hexagon bolts.

The power firms told the NRA that the products are not ones involved in the data fabrication scandal and, thus, pose no safety problems.

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