What is the Fukushima nuclear power plant?
Fukushima-1, Fukushima nuclear plant (Fukushima daiichi, fukushima daini plant) – is a nuclear power plant located in Ocuma City, Futaba, Fukushima Prefecture. Became famous after the accident in March 2011. Before the accident, its six 4.7 GW units made Fukushima-1 one of the 25 largest nuclear power plants in the world. Fukushima-1 is first nuclear power plant built and operated by Tokyo Energy Company. In December 2013 the station was officially closed. On the territory of station, work is continuing to eliminate the consequences of the accident
The project was developed by General Electric (USA), the reactors were built by General Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi. Former director of nuclear power plant – Masao Yoshida (1955-2013).
Fukushima daiichi nuclear plant map
Located 11.5 km south of the Fukushima-2 nuclear power plant is also operated by TEPCO.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan has published maps of radioactive contamination of the area as a result of the accident at Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant in following 18 prefectures: Miyagi, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Yamagata, Fukushima, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Niigata, Akita, Iwate, Shizuoka, Nagano, Yamanashi, Gifu and Toyama
Design of fukushima power plant
Six nuclear reactors of the station – boiling reactors of hull type (BWR),
built by American company “General Electric” with the participation of Japanese companies
Hitachi, Toshiba and put into operation in 1971-1979. The first unit had power
460 MW, blocks 2-5 – 784 MW each and 6th block – 1100 MW. The reactor design
Mark-1 for station is also developed by General Electric.
Design of fukushima power plant
Fukushima-I belongs to Japanese corporation TEPCO – Tokyo Electric Power Corporation.
A feature of power units with a boiling reactor is absence steam generators, relatively compact dimensions of reactor buildings, single-circuit flow pattern of coolant. Steam is produced directly in
active zone, separation of steam with separation of moisture occurs in the volume of reactor vessel.
Fukushima nuclear plant news
Japan resumed fish exports from Fukushima Prefecture
Japan will again begin exporting fish caught in waters near Fukushima prefecture, where in 2011 an accident occurred at nuclear power plant, Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Thursday.
The first consignment of seafood of about 110 kg will be delivered to Bangkok from Haneda Airport in Tokyo. It will be delivered to 12 metropolitan restaurants specializing in Japanese cuisine. The catch was unloaded on February 28 at fishing port in Soma, which is located less than 50 km from Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant.
Japan plans to open tours to Fukushima nuclear plant
In Japan, they plan to open access for tourists to nuclear power plant “Fukushima-1” and drive excursions there, including during Olympic Games-2020.
Earlier, the territory of emergency nuclear power plant was run mainly by experts, politicians, officials and representatives of the press. The number of guests for year from March 2017 to March 2018 was about 10 thousand
“We do not want to show that it’s safe here, it’s important for us to see what’s really happening here, without prejudice,” said Takahiro Kimoto, a spokesman for the Tepco Fukusima power plant operator.
He said that relevant inspections will be conducted to bring life back to the region. While on the territory of work on cleaning up radiation contamination, over this work thousands of people.