Slow Turnarounds on Nuclear Restart Decisions Affect Japan Steel Works
SUGAR LAND--May 11, 2012--Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--For the first time in 40 days, Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), has held a nuclear specialist consultation. The consultation is an essential portion of the reactor safety evaluation process. In April, NISA was supposed to hand over the nuclear safety evaluation proceedings to a new government entity that was being formed--the Japanese equivalent of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). However, the Japanese NRC has not yet been fully established, leaving the processing of nuclear safety evaluations in the hands of NISA. This delay has set in motion a chain reaction that reaches from the Japanese government to the country's domestic industries.