Tag - hamaoka



Japan Times
Aug 17, 2021
Fire alarms go off at Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka, operator says
The operator confirmed smoke within a building that houses a reactor turbine in the currently suspended plant.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2016
Sea wall to guard against tsunami completed at Hamaoka nuclear plant
Chubu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it has finished building a huge sea wall at its Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture to protect the facility from a possible earthquake-triggered tsunami.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2015
Chubu Electric pushes Hamaoka reactor toward restart; residents divided
Chubu Electric Power applies for Nuclear Regulation Authority safety screening so it can restart the No. 3 reactor at its Hamaoka nuclear plant.
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.
Japan Times
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.
May 11, 2014
A new look at spent nuclear fuel
Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu's plan to get the use of plutonium-uranium mixed-oxide fuel re-approved for Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power plant highlight various contradictions in the central government's continuing pursuit of a nuclear fuel-cycle policy.
Feb 14, 2014
Chubu Electric applies to restart risk-laden Hamaoka nuclear plant
Chubu Electric Power Co. applies for a safety assessment for one of the three reactors at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture despite the tsunami risk that forced its shutdown in 2011 at the request of Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
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.
Japan Times
Feb 8, 2013
Chubu Electric simulates tsunami for drill at Shizuoka nuclear plant
About 700 employees of Chubu Electric Power Co. participated in a drill Friday simulating complete loss of electricity at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.


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