Plant Operation

Japan Restarts / Onagawa Sea Wall Scheduled For Completion In FY2020

By David Dalton
9 December 2019

Negotiations between utility, local residents and politicians could be ‘long and drawn-out’
Onagawa Sea Wall Scheduled For Completion In FY2020
The Onagawa nuclear station in northern Japan. Photo courtesy Tohoku Electric.
Safety measures being introduced at the Onagawa nuclear power station in Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, including a sea wall designed to prevent flooding from tsunamis, will not be completed until sometime in fiscal year 2020, which will begin on 1 April, press reports said.At the end of last month owner and operator Tohoku Electric received permission from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority to restart Unit 2 at the Onagawa station subject to a public consultation period.But before a possible restart can be considered, safety upgrades introduced following the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident need to be completed.

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