Nuclear Facilities

Licensing status for the Japanese nuclear facilities

The new safety regulation was estabished in 2013 to include the TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident lessons learned and opinions/proposals from inside and outside of Japan. Each utility's reactor installation and operation are to be evaluated in accordance with this regulation.

Currently, multiple NPPs and other nuclear facilities, e.g. fuel cycle facilities are undergoing a safety review conducted by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA).

The review mainly targets three items submitted by respective utilities, which is 1) change in reactor installation, 2) construction plan and 3) operational safety programs, and the following chart shows the progress of the NRA review on reactor installation change.

As of March 27, 2018
*The date the utility annouced decomissioning
Company Reactor
unit
Reactor
type
Permission for change in reactor installation Restart
Restarted on
Notes
Filed? Filed on
(y/m/d)
Status Approved on
Hokkaido Tomari 1 P Yes 2013.7.8 In review    
Tomari 2
Tomari 3 P Yes 2013.7.8 In review
Kansai Mihama 1 P - - - - - (2015.3.17)*
Mihama 2 P - - - - - (2015.3.17)*
Mihama 3 P Yes 2015.3.17 Approved 2016.10.5
Takahama 1 P Yes 2015.3.17 Approved 2016.4.20
Takahama 2 P Yes 2015.3.17 Approved 2016.4.20
Takahama 3 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2015.2.12 2016.1.29 2016.1.29
Reactor start-up
Takahama 4 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2015.2.12 2016.2.26 2016.2.26
Reactor start-up
Ohi 1 P - - - - - (2017.12.22)*
Ohi 2 P - - - - - (2017.12.22)*
Ohi 3 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2017.5.24 2018.3.14 2018.3.14
Reactor start-up
Ohi 4 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2017.5.24    
Shikoku Ikata 1 P No - - - - (2016.3.25)*
Ikata 2 P No - - - - (2018.3.27)*
Ikata 3 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2015.7.15 2016.8.12 2016.8.12
Reactor start-up
Kyushu Genkai 1 P - - - - - (2015.3.18)*
Genkai 2 P No  
Genkai 3 P Yes 2013.7.12 Approved 2017.1.18 2018.3.23 2018.3.23
Reactor start-up
Genkai 4 P Yes 2013.7.12 Approved 2017.1.18
Sendai 1 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2014.9.10 2015.8.11 2015.8.11
Reactor start-up
Sendai 2 P Yes 2013.7.8 Approved 2014.9.10 2015.10.15 2015.10.15
Reactor start-up
Tohoku Higashidori 1 B Yes 2014.6.10 In review
Onagawa 1 B No  
Onagawa 2 B Yes 2013.12.27 In review
Onagawa 3 B No  
Tokyo (TEPCO) Fukushima Daini 1 B No  
Fukushima Daini 2 B No  
Fukushima Daini 3 B No  
Fukushima Daini 4 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 1 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 2 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 3 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 4 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 5 B No  
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 6 B Yes 2013.9.27 Approved 2017.12.27
Kashiwazaki Kariwa 7 2017.12.27
Chubu Hamaoka 3 B Yes 2015.6.16 In review
Hamaoka 4 B Yes 2014.2.14
(Canceled on)
2015.1.26
In review
Hamaoka 5 B No  
Hokuriku Shika 1 B No  
Shika 2 B Yes 2014.8.12 In review
Chugoku Shimane 1 B - - - - - (2015.3.18)*
Shimane 2 B Yes 2013.12.25 In review
Shimane 3 B No  
JAPC (Japan Atomic Power Company) Tokai Daini B Yes 2014.5.20 In review
Tsuruga 1 B - - - - - (2015.3.17)*
Tsuruga 2 P Yes 2015.11.5 In review
J-Power Oma B Yes 2014.12.16 In review
JAEA Monju F      
JNFL (Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited) Rokkasho (Reprocessing) - Yes 2014.1.7 In review
JMOX - Yes 2014.1.7 In review
Enrichment and disposal - Yes 2014.1.7 Approved 2017.5.17
Waste control - Yes 2014.1.7 In review