Submission of Notice of Change to Construction Plan pertaining to the Reactor Installation Permission for the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station
April 22, 2021
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
Today, TEPCO submitted to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) a notice of change to the construction plan pertaining to the reactor installation permission for facilities subject to design standards and severe accident handling equipment at Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Station Unit 7 in accordance with Article 43.3.8 Paragraph 3 of the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors.
This notice states that our construction plan for facilities subject to design standards and severe accident handling equipment is now "undetermined" since we do not know when we will be able to move forward with our original plan as we received the order from NRA on April 14, 2021 in accordance with Article 43.3.23 Paragraph 2 of the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors that states, "TEPCO may not move specified nuclear fuel material at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station until the NRA notifies TEPCO that the nuclear regulatory inspection handling category stipulated for the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station has been changed to Category 1."
TEPCO will continue to carefully cooperate with NRA inspections and strive to further improve safety and reliability.
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