Ōma Nuclear Power Plant

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Ōma Nuclear Power Plant
Country Japan
Location Ōma, Aomori
Coordinates 41°30′35″N 140°54′37″E / 41.50972°N 140.91028°E / 41.50972; 140.91028Coordinates: 41°30′35″N 140°54′37″E / 41.50972°N 140.91028°E / 41.50972; 140.91028
Construction began May 7, 2010 (2010-05-07)
Commission date November 2014 (planned)
Operator(s) Electric Power Development Company /dba/ J-Power
Nuclear power station
Reactor type boiling water reactor
Power generation
Units under const. 1 x 1,383 MW
Nameplate capacity 1383

The Ōma Nuclear Power Plant (大間原子力発電所 Ōma genshiryoku hatsudensho?) is a future nuclear plant in Ōma, Aomori currently undergoing preliminary ground work that will be operated by the Electric Power Development Company. The reactor will be unique in that it will be capable of using a 100% MOX fuel core, as requested by the 1995 decision by the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission.

In 2008, Electric Power announced a 2.5-year delay to allow for additional work to make the plant resistant to a strong earthquake, making the operation start date in November 2014.[1][2]

Following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of March 2011 construction at Oma was suspended for 18 months. Work was resumed on October 2012. On March 2013, the main reactor building was at its full height.[3]

Reactors on site[edit]

Unit 1[edit]

  • Type: ABWR
  • Begin of operation: November 2014 (planned)
  • Electric Output: 1,383 MW
  • Fuel: MOX fuel or UO
    2
    fuel

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nakayama, Michio; Sato, Shigeru (November 11, 2008). "J-Power Delays Oma Nuclear Plant Start by 2½ Years (Update2)". Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  2. ^ "J-Power reschedules Ohma start-up". World Nuclear News. November 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Work resumes on Aomori’s new Oma nuclear plant". The Washington Post. March 12, 2013. Retrieved 2014-02-04.