Authorization for Modification of Reactor Facilities in Relation to Change of Solidifier in Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station Radioactive Waste Solidifying Equipment
January 28, 2011
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has chosen to switch from plastic to cement as the solidifier in its radioactive waste solidifying equipment, and to obtain authorization from the national government for this change, on October 16, 2009 it submitted to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry an "Application for Authorization of Nuclear Reactor Installation Change at Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station (Change of Nuclear Reactor Facilities Nos. 1 - 5)," as based on the Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material, Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors.
(Reported on October 16, 2009)
The application indicated above was today approved by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
October 16, 2009 - Application for modification of reactor facilities
April 27, 2010 - Revision of application in relation to same matter
July 12, 2010 - Consultation by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry with the Japan Atomic Energy Commission and the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan
November 09, 2010 - Report by the Japan Atomic Energy Commission to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
December 27, 2010 - Report by the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
January 28, 2011 - Authorization granted for modification of reactor facilities