After the application for the review on conformity to the new regulatory requirements regarding Shika Unit 2 was filed with the national government in August 2014, review by the national government has been under way, concerning the faults at the site of Shika Nuclear Power Station. Review meetings were held in March of this year to discuss the selection of representative faults for evaluating the activity, and in July to discuss the evaluation of the activity of the five faults selected.
Hokuriku Electric Power Company explained the inactivity of the faults at the site, based on diverse data obtained through exhaustive geological surveys, which showed that the faults would not become active in the future either.
With regard to the comments from the Nuclear Regulation Authority, we intend to reorganize the data and provide answers at the next review meeting. We believe that our claims about the faults at the site will surely be accepted.
We will continue to take appropriate actions in relation to the reviews on conformity to the regulatory requirements, as well as steadily implementing safety measures, with the goal of the restart of Shika Unit 2 as soon as possible.