image: Genkai Nuclear Power Plant[Good News] Decommission of Genkai nuclear power plant reactor set to be determined as early as next week! A power company gives up money-losing operation! Decommission following that of reactor at Tsuruga nuclear power plant!
I think it is difficult to resume the operation of nuclear power plants. Although the Abe administration has taken action to resume operations, I said to my wife last evening: the “Association of Shinto Shrines seems to give up resuming nuclear power plant operations.”
Today I have found this article. I think that as it is known that nuclear power generation actually costs more money than power generation by natural energy and Japan has sufficient electric power without nuclear power generation, it is more and more difficult to resume nuclear power plant operations.
The Association of Shinto Shrines has given up resumption. It means that it is likely that the Nippon Kaigi (Japan Conference) and the Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership will steer a course toward a similar direction and they will probably determine to choose such direction in a week. If they have no intention to nuclearize Japan, namely, cause World War III, nuclear power plants are unnecessary.
March 13, 2015
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Blog to Seek Truth – March 11, 2015 –
Kyushu Electric Power Company has established a policy to officially determine to decommission the No. 1 reactor at the Genkai nuclear power plant.
According to the company, it requires a massive amount of money to cope with safety measures for the Gankai No. 1 reactor, which will be 40 years old, and it is unprofitable. As a result, the company has determined that there is no other way but decommission.
The company also has to apply the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) with continuing the operation. The company has established a policy to decommission the reactor, following the Tsuruga No. 1 reactor in Fukui Prefecture.
Decommission of Genkai Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Set To Be Determined As Early As Next Week - Kyushu Electric Power Company Judges Resumption as Unprofitable
It has been found on 10 that Kyushu Power Company established a policy to officially determine to decommission the No. 1 reactor at the Genkai nuclear power plant Upon decision, the company will report its policy for decommission to Gankai Town, where the nuclear power plant is located, and Saga Prefectural Office. The No. 1 reactor will mark the 40th year in October since it started operation.
The utility has to apply the Nuclear Regulation Authority with continuing the operation and it requires a massive amount of money to cope with safety measures. So the company judged resumption as unprofitable.
Decommission of Genkai No. 1 Reactor Set To Be Determined As Early As Next Week
In the wake of the Tokyo Electric Company’s Fukushima No. 1 reactor accident, the service life of a reactor was limited to, as a rule, 40 years. It is allowed to extend service life of a reactor to up to 20 years if it is found to comply with new regulation standards after undergoing a screening test by NRA. The deadline of application for extension is July and Kyushu Electric Company carefully discussed whether to decommission the Genkai No. 1 reactor or to extend operation. The NO.1 reactor’s output capacity is 559,000 kW, less than other nuclear power plant reactors. This partly explains why the company has decided to decommission the reactor.