Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the World Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

The world's largest Nuclear Power Plant in terms of generated and rated capacity is Kashiwazaki-Kariwa power plant. It has a rated capacity of 8,212 megawatts, which provides more than 5 percent of Japan's total electricity.
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Power Plant
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is located in Japan and is and is owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company. It has a total area of is 4.2 kilometres square . It also includes land in the towns of Kashiwazaki and Kariwa in the Niigata Prefecture, Japan on the coast of the Sea of Japan, from where it gets cooling water.

Kashiwazaki-KariwaIn was hit by an earthquake in 2007. This caused some damage and allowed a leak of a radioactive substance into the air and the water. The plant was subsequently closed and safety checks were completed. The plant was re-opened in May 2009.

Other Information Regarding the Largest Nuclear Power Plant in the World Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

The world’s largest nuclear power plant has been closed indefinitely, as it was designed only to cope with earthquakes of a magnitude up to 6.5. The quake has caused a number of accidents at the plant, calling into question its safety. Mildly radioactive water leaked into the sea whilst four hundred barrels of radioactive waste toppled over, 40 of them spilling their contents. There were, in total, fifty malfunctions at the plant following the earthquake.  Continue Reading...

At TEPCO’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station, commercial operation of Units 7, 6 and 1 restarted on December 28, 2009, January 19, 2010 and August 4, 2010 respectively. We truly appreciate your sincere support and cooperation. Regarding Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Unit 5, its generation started on November 25, 2010, following approval for the restart by Niigata Prefecture, Kashiwazaki City and Kariwa Village. TEPCO is committed to working for the rest of tasks at Unit 5 with safety-first operations. Continue Reading...

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is the world's largest rated nuclear power station. With seven reactors generating 8,212MW, the station, owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), can provide electricity to 16 million households. Continue Reading...

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