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Press Release 2018

Changes in Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station’s FY2017 Schedule for Transportation of New Fuel (Second Change)

February 21, 2018

Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce the following changes it made to the schedule concerning the transportation of Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station (NPS)’s low-level radioactive waste transportation. News of the transportation has been released previously on May 26, 2017.

[Transportation schedule after change]

Low-level radioactive waste

Station name

Quantity of transportation

Timing of transportation

Name of accepting facility 

Hamaoka NPS

Transport packaging: 120
(Drums: 960)

March 2018

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL)
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center

 

[Transportation schedule before change]

Low-level radioactive waste

Station name

Quantity of transportation

Timing of transportation 

Name of accepting facility 

Hamaoka NPS

Transport packaging: 80
(Drums: 640)

To be decided

JNFL
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center

Hamaoka NPS

Transport packaging: 156
(Drums: 1,248)

To be decided

JNFL
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center

 

The May 2017 failure events in a crane for disposal (e.g. gap in joint on which the crane runs) at JNFL’s Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center caused a delay in transporting out low-level radioactive waste from Hamaoka NPS. (Previously announced on May 26, 2017)

JNFL later notified Chubu Electric Power it completed restoring the crane and gained prospect of accepting the low-level radioactive waste from March. After adjustments with relevant parties, it was decided to transport out roughly half of the amount planned at the outset of the fiscal year.

The amount to be transported is one that is planned at the moment. There may be changes depending on the status of JNFL’s preparations for accepting the waste. Chubu Electric Power will make another announcement when such changes do occur.