Nuclear Regulation Authority officially decides on Japan’s new safety requirements for reactors

The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday officially decided on Japan’s new safety requirements for reactors aimed at preventing recurrences of disasters like the one at the Fukushima Daiichi complex in 2011.

The new regulations are expected to take effect on July 8, paving the way for nuclear power plant operators to apply for the NRA’s safety assessment as a step toward resuming the operation of their idled reactors.

While calling the regulations a “culmination” of discussions that have taken place since October last year, NRA commissioners acknowledged that the rules’ application is a more important job for them and vowed to make efforts to further improve them.

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