Japan: "Survey: No Nuclear Plants Meet New Safety Standards"

"None of Japan’s 16 nuclear power plants has satisfied the government's proposed new safety standards, making them ineligible to be restarted in the near future, according to an Asahi Shimbun survey."

"For nine of the plants, operators even said they cannot tell when they can meet the new requirements being drafted by the Nuclear Regulation Authority.

The Asahi Shimbun contacted 10 electric utilities to check the progress in safety precautions they have made since the accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011.

The 16 plants do not include the Fukushima No. 1 plant."

The Asahi Shimbun had the story February 24, 2013.


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Source: Asahi Shimbun, 02/25/2013