Turkish minister visits nuclear power plant in Japan

Taner Yildiz visited to the largest nuclear generating station in the world.

Turkish minister visits nuclear power plant in Japan

Turkish energy minister visited Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Japan on Saturday.

Japanese officials accompanied Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz during his visit to the largest nuclear generating station in the world.

Nuclear power plant in Turkey

Turkish Energy & Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz said that the investment, which was made in nuclear power plant construction in Turkey, was the biggest one in the country.

Construction of two nuclear power plants in Turkey is a different gain, added Yildiz who assessed his talks in Japan on Saturday.

Thus, Turkey will be able to diversify its energy and finance resources, he noted.
Yildiz said that he would hold meetings with CEOs of biggest companies of Japan tonight.

All meetings we are holding are preparatory ones, said Yildiz, adding that these meetings were for preparing a basis to the project.

Yildiz also said that implementing the project would trigger many other sectors in Turkey.

Turkey launched talks with Japan to construct a nuclear power plant in Turkey's northern province of Sinop earlier this month after negotiations with South Korea had failed.

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is the world's largest rated nuclear power station. With seven reactors generating 8,212MW, the station, owned and operated by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), can provide electricity to 16 million households.

The 4.2km² site is located in the Niigata Prefecture city of Kashiwazaki and the town of Kariwa, approximately 135 miles north-west of Tokyo, on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

Like all power plants in Japan, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa was built to strict earthquake-resistance standards. However, the 2007 earthquake caused the plant to leak radioactive substances into the air and water.

The plant, which has been operating since 1985, was closed until safety checks following the earthquake were completed. The plant was reopened in May 2009.

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