, also known as , is an electric utility with its operational area of Kansai region
(including the Kobe
megalopolis). The company is regarded as one of the leading companies in Kansai, as well as a leader of the Japanese electric power industry.
Total 164 plants , 35,760,000 kW
Accidents and Scandals
Mihama accident in 2004
On August 9, 2004, KEPCO reported that five of its employees were killed by a steam burst at the Mihama Nuclear Power Plant
in Fukui Prefecture
. The burst, according to KEPCO, was due to the neglect of mandated safety checks and there was no radiation leak.
And in 2006
On March 22, 2006, the AP reported that 2 employees were injured in a four hour fire. The fire apparently started in an area of the facility where ash is packed into steel barrels. Some of the waste processed in that area contains low levels of radiation, but monitors outside the facility have shown no signs of leakage. All four pressurized water reactors were operating normally at the time.