Experts from Japan's new nuclear regulatory body will inspect the Ohi nuclear power station on the Japan Sea coast. It is the only nuclear power plant currently on-line in the country.
Regulators will be checking whether an underground seam at the site of the plant is an active fault that could result in an earthquake.
The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided on Wednesday on a schedule for reviewing the plant's safety.
It says the inspection team consists of 4 experts in their fields from different academies, and commissioner Kunihiko Shimazaki, a seismologist.
A member of the team has been warning about underground seams that could undermine quake resistance at nuclear plants.
The authority's Chairman Shunichi Tanaka has said reassessing quake resistance is a focus of public concern, and he has urged a thorough survey.
The Ohi survey is planned for November 2nd. The authority will also refer to data it has instructed the plant operator to collect in advance.
If the underground seams are found to be active faults, the plant could be shut down.
The Ohi plant resumed operation of 2 of its reactors in July, but other nuclear reactors in Japan remain idle due to public concern.
The authority has ordered 5 other nuclear plants in Japan to reassess their sites for earthquake threats.
Oct. 17, 2012 - Updated 05:49 UTC (14:49 JST)