• Kyodo


A facility at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture caught fire shortly before noon Saturday, but the blaze was quickly extinguished and there were no leaks of radioactivity, the Shizuoka Prefectural Government said.

The fire occurred on the roof of a turbine building at the No. 2 reactor at about 11:30 a.m., when the reactor was undergoing a regular inspection.

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