Shimane Nuclear Power Plant
|Shimane Nuclear Power Plant|
Location of Shimane Nuclear Power Plant in Japan
|Construction began||July 2, 1970|
|Commission date||March 29, 1974|
|Operator(s)||Chugoku Electric Power Company|
|Nuclear power station|
|Cooling source||Sea of Japan|
|Units operational||1 × 460 MW
1 x 820 MW
|Units planned||1 × 1,373 MW|
|Average generation||7,785 GWh|
The Shimane Nuclear Power Plant (島根原子力発電所 Shimane genshiryoku hatsudensho?, Shimane NPP) is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Kashima-chou in the city of Matsue in the Shimane Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the Chūgoku Electric Power Company.
This plant was once said to be the closest nuclear power plant to a prefecture capital. However, on March 31, 2005, the area of Kashima-chou merged with Matsue (it was formerly in the Yatsuka District), making it exactly the same city as the prefecture capital.
New Scientist magazine has reported that, in June 2006, a previously unknown geological fault was identified close to the Shimane Nuclear Power Plant, but it is expected to be years before the plant is strengthened.
It is located on a site that is 1.92 square kilometres (470 acres).
Reactors on site
|Name||Reactor type||Commission date||Power rating|
|Shimane - 1||BWR||March 29, 1974||460 MW|
|Shimane - 2||BWR||February 10, 1989||820 MW|
|Shimane - 3 (groundwork underway)||ABWR||Due March 2012 but construction suspended in 2011Sep. 2012, METI approved the restart of construction.||1373 MW|
- Insight: Where not to build nuclear power stations
- Chugoku Electric Power Company (Japanese). Shimane-3 Overview.
- Nuclear Power in Japan
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