Smoke confirmed at Hamaoka nuclear plant, 2nd reporting within week

Kyodo -- Aug 18
Fire alarms went off at the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, on Tuesday, and the operator confirmed smoke within a building, the second such reporting within a week at the currently suspended plant.

No leakage of radioactive material outside the plant has been confirmed, said the operator, Chubu Electric Power Co., after the incident at around 5:15 a.m. at the building that houses a turbine of the plant's No. 5 reactor.

The utility alerted a local fire station after a worker confirmed smoke. However, an on-site inspection conducted by the fire authorities led to the conclusion it was not a case of fire, the company said.

The alarms went off on the second and third floors of the four-story building with two underground levels, according to the utility.

- Kyodo

8月17日の朝早く、御前崎市の中部電力浜岡原子力発電所で複数の火災報知機が作動しました。中部電力は協定により、周辺の市や町と県に通報しました。 - SBSnews6