(Anadolu Agency) A Japanese nuclear regulation watchdog created after the Fukushima disaster has accepted a report saying that a reactor at a plant on the Sea of Japan coast is situated above an active geological fault.
The report, submitted to the Nuclear Regulation Authority, explained that at least one fault under the No. 2 reactor of the Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga plant could move in the future, Kyodo News reported.
After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, all commercial reactors in the earthquake-prone country remain offline until their clearance in the regulator's safety review.
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It is prohibited for reactors and other safety-requiring facilities to be built directly above active faults.