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Fukushima-daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan

Fukushima-daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Dai-ichi means "number one" in Japanese) is composed of six nuclear reactor nuclear boiling water (BWR). The plant is located in the city of ÅŒkuma (Fukushima Prefecture, Japan). Uses sea water for cooling.

Located just twelve kilometers from another great power, the Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, Fukushima or II, with four reactors.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered one of the worst accidents of history The central suffered one of the worst nuclear accidents in history of nuclear energy in the earthquake and tsunami in Sendai City in 2011 he suffered on March 11. Despite the disaster of the accident did not reach the levels of nuchear Chernobyl accident was classified as Level 7 of INES scale, the highest level possible.

The Fukushima nuclear accident did not produce a total fusion reactor cores but which caused radioactive leaks that moved thousands of kilometers away by the wind.

Features Fukusima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is one of the twenty-five largest in the world. The central Fukushima I was built in the 1970s and its reactors were designed for operation at most forty years, while in February 2011 the government authorized the operation for ten years despite investments were fully redeemed.

The six reactors are all kinds of BWR, one of the most common types in the world. Were built between 1970 and 1979 by different companies and their powers are common in power plants, lower for the oldest and most around one gigawatt again.

Reactor typeBoiling Water Nuclear Reactor (BWR)
Reactor modelBWR-3
Grid connection1970-11-17
OwnerTokyo Electric Power Co.,Inc.
OperatorTokyo Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Published: January 6, 2013
Last review: November 2, 2016

Nuclear power plants in Japan