This morning, a number of news outlets in Asia are running an Agence France-Presse story about a fire at a Japanese nuclear power plant. Here’s what the Bangkok Post reported:
A minor fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in western Japan on Wednesday but there was no fear of a radiation leak, a utility spokesman said.
An electricity transformer caught fire at the No. 3 reactor at Takahama plant in Fukui, said a Kansai Electric Power spokesman, adding the blaze was rapidly brought under control.
“No one was injured and there was no impact from the incident — such as a radiation leak — on the outside environment,” he added.
Given the identical wording of all the stories, I suspect that the source of the information was a Kansai press release. I’ll post more information as it becomes available.