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The largest nuclear generating station in the world by net electrical power rating, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant 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. The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power station generating 8,212MW with seven reactors and it can provide electricity to 16 million households. The plant is owned and operated by The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). Work on the first reactor of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa began in 1980 and the last reactor came into operation in 1994. The plant shut down for 21 months following the earthquake on July 6, 2007 caused the plant to leak radioactive substances into the air and water.
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