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10 September, 2019

Kyushu Electric Power Files Decommissioning Plan for Genkai-2 and Seeks Change to Genkai-1 Plan, with Work on Both to Proceed Simultaneously

On September 3, the Kyushu Electric Power Co. filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan for approval of its plan to decommission its Genkai-2 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 559MWe). The power company also requested preliminary talks with Saga Prefecture and Genkai Town under nuclear safety agreements with each of them.

Genkai NPPsWhile making the application for Genkai-2, Kyushu Electric Power also asked the NRA to approve a change to its decommissioning plan for Genkai-1, the work on which is already underway. It seeks to revise its processes in that way to take advantage of the benefits accrued from carrying out work on the two units at the same time. However, that move will push back the completion date for Unit 1 eleven years, with the decommissioning work on both units now slated to end in 2054. The entire decommissioning process for Genkai-2 is divided into four stages, as follows: Preparing for dismantling. Dismantling and removing facilities and equipment in the area surrounding the reactor. Dismantling and removing the reactor itself. Dismantling and removing the reactor building and ot...more
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