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Accidents in Japanese Nuclear Facilities

Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Tomari 9 The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322'N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Higashidori 1.7 Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Onagawa" 2.1 Magnitude: 7.1 4-5 Fukushima I 4-3 Fukushima II Tokai Kashiwazaki Kariwa O After the April 7 earthquake Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools TOKYO Monju Honshu Island 1.8 Shika 9 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga After the March 11 earthquake Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama Nagoya 3-5 Ohi 4.5 took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population 3.2 Takahama Osaka Shimane was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around 1.2 the plant Hiroshima Shikoku Island Nuclear Ikata 2 power plants The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the April 7 earthquake 3-3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011 www.rian.ru

Accidents in Japanese Nuclear Facilities

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Here is an infographic about the accidents that occurred at the Japanese nuclear power plants after the April 7 and March 11, 2011 earthquakes.

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