Tepco’s Woman on the Inside Leading Push to Restart Reactors

Originally published at Bloomberg.com

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has pledged to establish nuclear safety rules that “meet or exceed” national guidelines, as the operator of the wrecked Fukushima atomic station seeks restarts at one of its idled plants.

The standards are part of an effort to change the culture of the utility known as Tepco and convince a skeptical public that its nuclear plants can be operated safely, said Barbara Judge, the deputy chairman of the company’s Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, an internal watchdog.

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