The Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture. It is operated by the Japan Atomic Power Company. The total site area amounts to 5.12 km2 (1,265 acres) with 4.80 km2, or 94% of it, being green area that the company is working to preserve.

The Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant is a dual site with the decommisioned prototype Fugen Nuclear Power Plant.

The construction of two new nuclear reactors is currently underway.

In March 1981, drainage from unit 1 caused a release of radioactivity. The forty-day cover-up of a spill of 16 tons of radioactive primary cooling water was revealed only in April.

Nuclear Reactors on Site

Unit Type Commission date Electric Power
Tsuruga - 1 BWR March 14, 1970 357 MW
Tsuruga - 2 PWR February 17, 1987 1160 MW
Tsuruga - 3 (under construction) APWR planned July 2017 1538 MW
Tsuruga - 4 (under construction) APWR planned July 2018 1538 MW

Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant
Country Japan
Construction began November 24, 1966
Commission date March 14, 1970
Operator(s) Japan Atomic Power Company

Reactor information
Reactors operational 357 MW
1160 MW
Reactors planned 2 x 1538 MW

Power generation information
Annual generation 9,096 GW·h
Net generation 234,086 GW·h