Shipment of Low-level Radioactive Waste
March 01, 2013
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. will ship low-level radioactive waste stored at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station to Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd.'s Rokkasho-Mura Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center, located in Aomori Prefecture.
Chubu Electric Power plans to transport the low-level radioactive waste overland, from the power station to the Company's private quay at the Port of Omaezaki, as outlined below.
1 Scheduled shipment dates
Monday, March 04 - Tuesday, March 05, 2013
2 Route of shipment
From the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station to Chubu Electric Power's private quay at the Port of Omaezaki
3 Quantity shipped
Transport containers: 150 (each containing eight drums) (1,200 drums (solidified))
4 Mode of transport
A single container containing individual waste drums will be loaded onto each truck at Waste Reduction Facility (Building 2). The trucks will travel in convoys of two trucks each to Chubu Electric Power's private quay at the Port of Omaezaki. The waste will be transported from the Port of Omaezaki to the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center via a vessel used specifically for the transport of low-level radioactive waste (the Seiei Maru) and by truck.
Under the terms of an agreement between the two companies on disposal of low-level radioactive waste, Chubu Electric Power ships its low-level radioactive waste to Japan Nuclear Fuel's Rokkasho-Mura Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center in Aomori Prefecture.
Low-level radioactive waste included in this shipment
The low-level radioactive waste included in this shipment consists of unburnable solid wastes, put in drums, which are then filled with mortar to solidify the contents. With regard to conformity with standards for storage at the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Center, the drums have been confirmed (external appearance, dose equivalent rate, etc.) by the Japan Nuclear Energy Safety Organization.
Summary description of transport containers to be used in current shipment
Gross weight of shipment (weight of transport containers)
Number of stored drums
Approx. 7.5 tons or less (approx. 1 ton)
3.2 m (L) × 1.6 m (W) × 1.1 m (H)
These transport containers have been designed pursuant to applicable laws and regulations and have passed safety inspections performed by the Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai.
These transport containers are owned by Nuclear Fuel Transport Co., Ltd.
Summary description of vessel to be used in current shipment
Maximum number of transport containers that can be loaded (number of drums)
Approx. 100 m
Approx. 16 m
Approx. 3,000 tons
The Seiei Maru is owned by Nuclear Fuel Transport Co., Ltd.
The Seiei Maru is to arrive with this shipment at the Port of Mutsu Ogawara on Thursday, March 07, 2013.
Future shipment plans
This is the final shipment of low-level radioactive waste for FY2012.
Concrete plans for shipments in FY2013 and beyond are to be prepared in cooperation with the various parties involved.