National Jun 18, 2014

Operator of Hamaoka nuclear plant says no active faults below site

The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture said Wednesday its investigation found no active geological faults under or around the site, which was forced to shut down in 2011 after the plant's operation was deemed risky. Chubu Electric Power Co. plans ...

Hamaoka holds Nankai Trough quake exercise

National May 21, 2014

Hamaoka holds Nankai Trough quake exercise

Chubu Electric Power Co. on Wednesday held a disaster drill, open to the media at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, in preparation for a magnitude-9.0 quake in central to western Japan. The Hamaoka power plant is at risk, should a major ...

National Sep 26, 2013

Chubu Electric to seek safety check for Hamaoka reactor

Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to request a safety inspection of the No. 4 reactor at the Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture as soon as possible so it can restart the idled unit. The application will be sent to the Nuclear Regulation Authority by ...