Category: Nuclear Regulation

KK Nuclear Power Station 2 Years After the Chuetsu-oki Earthquake Nuke Info Tokyo No. 131

July 16 was the second anniversary of the Chuetsu-oki Earthquake. The seismic force that struck Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station (KK) was unprecedented in the history of nuclear power. Start-up...

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant Seismic Design of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant: a Historical Perspective Nuke Info Tokyo No. 130

Why Kashiwazaki-Kariwa? Prior to establishment of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant there were oil fields in the region. Studies related to these oil fields showed that the ground was unstable, so informed locals knew...