Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant

nuclear power plant

The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant (福島第二原子力発電所, Fukushima Dai-Ni Genshiryoku Hatsudensho) is a nuclear power plant in the towns of Naraha and Tomioka in the Futaba District of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) runs the plant. There are four nuclear reactors at the plant. All four of them automatically shut down after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[1] The plant is sometimes called Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant because "Daini" means "Number 2" in Japanese.

Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant
The Fukushima II NPP
Coordinates37°18′59″N 141°1′32″E / 37.31639°N 141.02556°E / 37.31639; 141.02556Coordinates: 37°18′59″N 141°1′32″E / 37.31639°N 141.02556°E / 37.31639; 141.02556
StatusDecommissioned Since 11/2013
Construction beganMarch 16, 1976 (1976-03-16)
Commission dateApril 20, 1982 (1982-04-20)
Decommission date30 September 2019
Owner(s)Tokyo Electric Power Company
Operator(s)Tokyo Electric Power Company
Nuclear power station
Reactor typeBWR
Reactor supplierToshiba
Power generation
Units operational4 × 1,100 MW
Nameplate capacity4,400 MW
Capacity factor0%
Annual net output0 GW·h
External links
WebsiteHome page
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The plant uses boiling water reactors.[2] Toshiba built reactors 1 and 3. Hitachi built reactors 2 and 4.

All reactors at the plant reached cold shutdown by March 15, 2011.[3] In June 2011, 7,000 tons of seawater from the tsunami were still in the plant. TEPCO planned to put it all back into the ocean. But, about 3,000 tons of the water had radioactive chemicals in it. Japan's Fisheries Agency did not let TEPCO release the water back into the ocean.[4] Japan's Prime Minister said the nuclear emergency at the Fukushima Daini plant was over on December 26, 2011.

References Edit

  1. "Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake". Nuclear Engineering International. March 11, 2011. Retrieved March 11, 2011.
  2. "Reactors in operation". IAEA. December 31, 2009. Retrieved March 12, 2011.
  3. "3 Week Update on Japan's Nuclear Crisis". April 2, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2011.
  4. Kyodo News, "Fishermen to Tepco: Don't release water", Japan Times, 9 June 2011, p. 1.