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2 August, 2019

Tohoku Electric Power Applies for Approval of Onagawa-1 Decommissioning Plan

On July 29, the Tohoku Electric Power Co. filed an application with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan for approval of the decommissioning plan for its Onagawa-1 Nuclear Power Plant (BWR, 524MWe, commissioned in June 1984). Also, three days earlier, on July 26, the company requested preliminary talks with Miyagi Prefecture, Onagawa Town and Ishinomaki City under nuclear safety agreements with the respective siting municipalities.

Onagawa-1 had originally been shut down in the wake of the giant earthquake that struck eastern Japan on March 11, 2011. In October 2018, Tohoku Electric Power decided to decommission the reactor after a comprehensive review of the major technological challenges involved were it to be restarted, such as measures to enhance safety, a consideration of the number of years it had been in operation, and issues related to power generation. The entire decommissioning process is divided into four stages, as follows: (1) preparation for dismantling, (2) the dismantling and removal of facilities and equipment in the area surrounding the reactor, (3) the dismantling and removal of facilities and equipment in the reactor area, and (4) the dismantling and removal of the reactor building and other st...more
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