TEPCO will stop operating nuclear power plants during the 2020 Olympic Games


Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company has decided to stop all operations at the Caoyu nuclear power plant during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games as part of its counter-terrorism strategy, the NHK reported Thursday. In addition, during the Paralympic Games, welding and other operations using fire will not be carried out in principle.

At present, the Boqi Yayu nuclear power station in Niigata county is focusing on units 6 and 7, and carrying out the construction of safety countermeasures aimed at restarting the units, the report said.

With regard to the reasons for deciding not to carry out relevant operations during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, TEPCO said that during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan will attract the attention of the whole world, and personnel exchanges will be very frequent. The risk of terrorist activities in Japan may be increased. This decision is to minimize the risk of nuclear power plants, etc.

In addition, TEPCO also said that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and the Fukushima Daiichi Daiichi nuclear power plant, which are carrying out waste reactor operations, will also take measures to limit welding and other operations. It is reported that in order to reduce the risk of power outage during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, TEPCO will stop some power transmission and distribution operations. (From CNNPN)