Probe into Fukushima Daiichi Incident to Recommence
Now that radiation levels have decreased the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) have announced plans to recommence the investigation into the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
The NRA have judged that radiation levels are now low enough for investigators to be able to access key pieces of equipment and retieve data for analysis into the cause of the incident. Under the restarted investigation, the NRA will look into the routes of radioactive substances that leaked from the plant, and whether equipment to cool the reactors was working appropriately. They will also investigate whether TEPCO gave appropriate consideration for measures to prevent severe accidents before the tsunami swamped the plant.
The NRA have stated they plan to compile a report on the results of the investigation during 2020, ahead of the 10th anniversary of the nuclear accident in March 2021.