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Resumption of Mihama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 delayed due to leakage of water containing radioactive materials, Kansai Electric Power Co.

Mihama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 (right) of Kansai Electric Power Co. In the back are (from left) Units 1 and 2=11:31 a.m., June 20, 2021, Mihama, Fukui Prefecture; photo by Takaharu Yagi from an Asahi Broadcasting Corporation TV helicopter.

August 3, 2022
Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) announced on August 3 that it would postpone the resumption of power dispatch for the Mihama Unit 3 reactor (Fukui Prefecture), which is undergoing routine inspections and was scheduled to restart on August 12. This is due to a leak of water containing trace amounts of radioactive materials in the reactor’s auxiliary building, which has necessitated an investigation into the cause and restoration work. The resumption date has not yet been determined.

 According to KEPCO, the leak was discovered during a routine inspection on the morning of January 1, near a device in the auxiliary reactor building that prevents primary cooling water from leaking outside. The amount of leaked water is estimated to be approximately 7 tons. The company claims that the water did not leak outside the building and that there is no environmental impact or radiation exposure to workers.

https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASQ83365BQ83PLFA003.html?fbclid=IwAR0shdkd-orLmI1Sz-nAkgtUeyIztVoenshBUDWwQ7AfGRYDJSGISDb8VlQ

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