Fire alarms go off at Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka: operator
Written by tokyoclub on August 17, 2021
Fire alarms went off at the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, on Tuesday and the operator confirmed smoke within a building that houses a reactor turbine in a currently suspended plant.
There was no immediate report of injury after the incident at around 5:15 a.m. and no leakage of radioactive material outside the plant has been confirmed, said the operator, Chubu Electric Power Co.
Photo taken April 29, 2017, shows Chubu Electric Power Co.’s Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture. (Kyodo)