In the immediate aftermath of last month's earthquake in Japan that led to the shutdown of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, it was hard to find reliable English language sources of information. Now, thanks to our friends at the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF), we have a comprehensive list of Web sites and sources you can rely on.
JAIF English home page
- Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPS and Niigata Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake consolidates useful links to correct information.
Japan Nuclear Technology Institute (JANTI) English home page
- Report on the impact of the Niigata-Chuetsu Offshore Earthquake on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
Tokyo Electric Power Company's English home page
- Press Releases section provides first-hand information on the updated plant status and impact of the earthquake.
Nuclear Safety Commission
- The NSC views on, and future actions to take for, the impacts due to the Niigata-ken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in 2007 (PDF)
- Chairman's Statement on the Safety Impacts on the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station due to the Niigataken Chuetsu-oki Earthquake in 2007(2007.07.20) (PDF)
Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (Niigata Prefecture)