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Japan's NRA to renew Tsuruga nuclear security evaluation

TOKYO, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) stated on Wednesday it can resume its security evaluation of a reactor on the Tsuruga nuclear energy plant in central Japan after a suspension over rewritten geological information.

The nuclear watchdog stated at a gathering that it couldn’t discover intentional tampering with the info submitted by the operator Japan Atomic Power Co. and determined to renew the evaluation, which is critical for restarting the No. 2 reactor on the Tsuruga nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.

The NRA had halted the evaluation after Japan Atomic Power Co. was discovered to have rewritten a geological diagram with out approval in February 2020 in analyzing a drilling survey carried out on an space beneath the Tsuruga advanced premises.

The alterations concerned geological information that are essential in figuring out whether or not the fault operating beneath the ability is lively or not.

In quake-prone Japan, constructing nuclear crops or different vital amenities instantly above lively faults is prohibited.