The research committee of Chuetsu-oki earthquake influences to Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station (overview)

Koji Okamoto, Tadashi Narabayashi, Toshiyuki Takagi

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Abstract

The Niigataken. Chuetsu-oki earthquake attacked the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) of Tokyo Electric Power Company on July 16th in 2007. The three units under normal operation and one unit under startup stage were safely shut down. The other three units are in refueling and maintenance outage. Althogh the NPP were safely controlled, even in the very strong earthquake, there were several unexpected events and many troubles. In order to investigate the influence of the earthquake on the NPP, the Research Committee had been started in the Division of Power and Energy System in JSME. This note summarizes the activities of the Research group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-444
Number of pages3
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Volume75
Issue number751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

Keywords

  • Earthquake
  • Nuclear Power Plant
  • Nuclear Safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering

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