JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

*Be sure to wear a mask when traveling.


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From JR Tsuruga Station, it's a scenic bus ride to the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant.
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Offshore sandbar popular with swimmers.
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Another power plant
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Out in the boondocks of Tsuruga is the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant. All fenced in.
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Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant. All fenced in with security cameras everywhere.
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Near the plant is their public relations facility and museum called the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Pavilion or Tsuruga PR Pavilion. A 40-min. bus ride from JR Tsuruga Station.
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Tsuruga Nuclear Power Pavilion or Tsuruga PR Pavilion.
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From the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Pavilion, we can view the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant.
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Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant (敦賀発電所). The cylindrical domed building on the left is the No. 1 reactor, Japan's first light-water reactor that operated from 1970 to 2015. Square building on the rght is No. 2 reactor, a pressurized water reactor in operation since 1987. Supplies power to Kansai, Hokuriku, and Chubu Regions.
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What's what at the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant. The Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant started operating commercially on March 14, 1970, the same day when Expo '70 opened in Osaka. Expo '70 in Osaka was the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Station's first commercial customer.
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Natural Gallery
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Natural Gallery
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Model of Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant. On the lower right is the two additional reactors they had planned to build, but shelved after the Tohoku disaster in 2011.
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Model of Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant.
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Atomic Theater shows how a nuclear power plant works.
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Nuclear power plants in Japan.
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Nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture.
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Fukui Prefecture produces the highest amout of nuclear power in Japan.
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Japan's first PCCV construction of a nuclear reactor housing.
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Safety of nuclear power plant workers.
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Nuclear waste drum.
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Nuclear waste canister
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Outside the museum, you can walk around the park-like grounds.
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Playground for kids.
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How a nuclear reactor produces electricity.
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Thermal power generation
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Model trains powered by winding.
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