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Japan nuclear watchdog reviews quake-resistance evaluation method

Major plants in Kyushu potentially affected

The Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority will review its methodology for evaluating nuclear power plants' resistance to earthquake damage in connection with safety screening, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Specifically, the NRA will alter the assessment of resistance to the strongest possible seismic shaking caused by a slip on an unknown active fault, according to the sources.

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