Press Release

Press Release

Transportation (Return) of New Fuel from Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station Reactor No. 2 Completed

October 24, 2012
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

This is to announce that, in keeping with our decommissioning plan for Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station Reactor No. 2, we have returned new fuel that had been in storage at the reactor's new fuel storage facility. Details of the fuel's return are below.


1. Period of transport  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

2. Route of shipment

From the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station to Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd.'s Tokai Works
(Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture)

3. Quantity shipped

New fuel assemblies (Uranium fuel): 52(in 26 shipping containers)

4. Mode of transport

Land transport




Overview of shipping containers used for shipment


Weight of shipping containers*1





Approx. 1,100kg

Approx. 530cm

Approx. 83 cm

Approx. 82 cm

*1:Weight without fuel assemblies

Fuel assemblies were shipped in shipping containers meeting the technical standards prescribed by law.

Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. is the owner of the shipping containers.

Future shipping plans

New fuel (96 assemblies) now in storage at the new fuel storage facility of Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station Reactor No. 1 (also being decommissioned) will be returned to the fuel manufacturer during the current fiscal year in keeping with our decommissioning plan.

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