Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Pouer Plant

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所, Fukushima Daiichi Genshiryoku Hatsudensho) is a disabled BWR nuclear pouer plant locatit on a 3.5-square-kilometre (860-acre) steid[1] in the touns o Ōkuma an Futaba in the Futaba Destrict o Fukushima Prefectur, Japan.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Pouer Plant
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Pouer Plant is locatit in Fukushima Prefectur
Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Pouer Plant
Location of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Pouer Plant
LocationŌkuma, Fukushima
Coordinates37°25′17″N 141°01′57″E / 37.4214°N 141.0325°E / 37.4214; 141.0325Coordinates: 37°25′17″N 141°01′57″E / 37.4214°N 141.0325°E / 37.4214; 141.0325
Construction began25 Julie 1967 (1967-07-25)
Commission date26 Mairch 1971 (1971-03-26)
Operator(s)Tokyo Electric Pouer Company
Pouer generation
Units decommissioned1 × 460 MWe (Unit 1 damaged)
4 × 784 MWe (Units 2, 3, an 4 damaged; Unit 5 slichtly damaged)
1 x 1100 MWe (unit 6 slichtly damaged)

The plant suffered major damage frae the magnitude 9.0 yirdquauk an tsunami that hit Japan on Mairch 11, 2011. The incident permanently damaged several reactors makin them impossible tae restairt. Due tae the poleetical climate, the remainin reactors will nae be restairtit. The disaster disabled the reactor cuilin seestems, leadin tae releases o radioactivity an triggerin a 30 km evacuation zone surroondin the plant; the releases continue tae this day. On Aprile 20, 2011, the Japanese authorities declared the 20 km evacuation zone a no-go aurie which mey anly be entered unner govrenment superveesion.


  1. Tepco steid (Japanese). Ane Week Plant Grunds Coorse.