Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 1 nears restart

3 August 2010

The Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan has approved a report by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) on the soundness of equipment and facilities at Unit 1 of the Kashiwazaki- Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.

The NSC concluded that that there were “no issues remaining regarding the continuous, stable operation” of unit 1. The unit operated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has been shut down since an earthquake that struck three summers ago on the morning of 16 July 2007.

Unit 1 is now undergoing adjustment operations, and is expected to resume commercial operation shortly, as have Unit 7 (December 2009) and Unit 6 (January 2010).

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