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Flood-prevention steps discovered lacking at 10 nuclear power plants

Source(s):  Japan Times Ltd., the

Flood-prevention measures are lacking at 10 nuclear power plants — especially at connecting sections — utilities’ inspections have revealed.


The NRA told the power companies last November to inspect reactor buildings and on other important equipment after some 6.5 tons of rainwater entered the No. 2 reactor building at Hokuriku Electric Power Co.’s Shika plant in September 2016.

On Wednesday, the NRA urged the utilities to take steps to make all connecting sections waterproof, except for areas where impossible due to design constraints.


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  • Publication date 09 Feb 2017

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