Bulletin: Fire breaks out at Japanese nuclear facility

A photograph shows the Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture.(Mainichi)

The Mainichi Daily News just reported:

A fire broke out Monday evening at a waste disposal facility of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, but no one was injured and there was no environmental impact, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.

The fire started at 7:50 p.m. on power-supply equipment of the waste disposal facility for the No. 1 reactor of Japan Atomic Power Co.’s plant, the agency said. The reactor is currently offline due to regular checkups.

The incident followed similar fire accidents that occurred at the plant on the Sea of Japan coast since May.

Here’s a link: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20111213p2g00m0dm026000c.html


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