IAEA seismic safety mission to visit Onagawa Nuclear Power Station in Japan

An IAEA mission will visit Japan 29 July to 11 August to undertake research and collect data about possible effects on the performance of structures, systems and components of the Great East Japan Earthquake at the Onagawa Nuclear Power Station.

IAEA staff, members of national regulators and external experts, will make up the mission.

Its objective is to look at how parts of the plant's structure, systems, and other safety related components performed during the earthquake and tsunami. The findings of the research will be provided to the IAEA seismic experience database to be made available to IAEA member states in developing earthquake preparedness and response plans.

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Last update: 11 November 2014