Hamaoka condenser pipes cracked


Damage has been found to pipes in a turbine steam condenser at the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture, according to Chubu Electric Power Co.

The utility is now trying to find the cause of the damage, which may include fractures.

The pipes, measuring 3 cm in diameter, are used to move cooling seawater through the condenser at reactor No. 5.