Japan Moves Closer To Nuclear Restarts, But Who Decides?

Japan’s NRA gave an initial approval towards the Sendai nuclear plant meeting government “safety standards”. There are still other aspects of safety and equipment that NRA would need to approve but there is much more that would have to happen before any reactor was to restart operations. NRA also mentioned they are close to giving an approval to the Takahama nuclear plant.
Part of these safety upgrades includes construction of a radiation resistant bunker building/command center at nuclear plants. Since this requirement was deferred until 2016, plants could restart without adding this important facility. During the worst of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster the bunker building was the only thing that allowed workers to stay on site. Without that building, as radiation levels rose to higher and higher levels workers would eventually have had to abandon the plant. Workers at the plant told of one point during the disaster as radiation levels …

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