Japan has set more strict and transparent safety regulations in their nuclear plants in order to ease the concern of the citizens, before they rekindle both of their nuclear reactors for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011.
Even with the nation facing several energy needs, the Japanese Government wishes to reactivate the reactors of Fukui (Western Japan) before May, when the last reactor still working of the 54 that the country has is shut down.
However, due to the previous crisis in the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, citizens oppose to nuclear energy. Now local managers oppose to rekindle the reactors.
The new norms are more extensive, if the nuclear plants comply with the new norms, the authorities believe they can convince the people that the reactors are safer.
These norms are based in the 30 recommendations adopted last month by the Agency for Nuclear and Industrial Safety. These norms include the installation of air conducts with filters so they can reduce radiation leaks, as well as a device to prevent hydrogen explosions. (AV)