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The Nuclear Regulation Authority denied Monday that the Great East Japan Earthquake damaged piping related to critical cooling equipment in the building housing reactor 1 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant before the tsunami hit.

The NRA made the assertion after inspecting the building to study why a water leak developed near the No. 1 reactor’s two isolation condensers after the magnitude 9.0 quake struck on March 11, 2011.

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