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The Shimane Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant located in the town of Kashima-chou in the city of Matsue in the Shimane Prefecture. It is owned and operated by the Chūgoku Electric Power Company.
This plant was once said to be the closest nuclear power plant to a prefecture capital. However, on March 31, 2005, the area of Kashima-chou merged with Matsue (it was formerly in the Yatsuka District), making it exactly the same city as the prefecture capital.
New Scientist magazine has reported that, in June 2006, a previously unknown geological fault was identified close to the Shimane Nuclear Power Plant, but it is expected to be years before the plant is strengthened.
Shimane Nuclear Power Plant is located on a site that is 1.92 square kilometres (470 acres).
|Name||Reactor Type||Commission date||Power Rating|
|Shimane - 1||BWR||March 29, 1974||460 MW|
|Shimane - 2||BWR||February 10, 1989||820 MW|
|Shimane - 3 (groundwork underway)||ABWR||March 2012||1373 MW|
|Shimane Nuclear Power Plant|
|Construction began||July 2, 1970|
|Commission date||March 29, 1974|
|Operator(s)||Chugoku Electric Power Company|
|Reactors operational||1 x 460 MW |
1 x 820 MW
|Reactors planned||1 x 1373 MW|
|Power generation information|
|Annual generation||7,785 GW·h|
|Net generation||197,069 GW·h|