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Weak protection against terrorism is delaying the resumption of operation of the world’s largest nuclear power plant – the world


Japanese authorities announced today that the world’s largest nuclear power plant, owned by the company responsible for the Fukushima nuclear disaster, will not be operational again anytime soon because serious deficiencies in protecting the facility against terrorism have been revealed.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Authority has decided to suspend further safety controls and other processes to restore operation of reactor number seven at the Kashivazaki-Kariva nuclear power plant, on the north coast of Japan.

The power plant is owned by Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), which also operated the Fukushima nuclear power plant at the time of the March 2011 nuclear disaster.

The authorities recently discovered the malfunction of equipment for the application of anti-terrorism measures and the protection of nuclear materials in several places of the plant.

All steps toward restarting the reactor will be suspended for at least a year or more.

The case raised questions about whether TEPCO learned anything from the Fukushima disaster, which occurred after the earthquake and tsunami, but the key factor was the lack of an adequate safety culture.

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