Japan was on Saturday rocked by an earthquake. It has been reported that this has led to a nuclear fuel spill at Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power plant, although no one has been harmed. According to NHK, there has been a leak of nuclear fuel at the plant which is in the Fukushima Prefecture. Pool water used for storing spent nuclear fuel may have escaped and contaminated the surrounding area. However, reports also suggest the risk to workers and the surrounding area is low as the level of radiation is not an extreme risk.
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There were no irregularities at the Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants, or at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, owner Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said. The utility also said there was no change in the radiation levels around its plants. Kato said there were no irregularities at the Onagawa nuclear facility.
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No abnormalities had initially been detected at the Fukushima Nos. 1 and 2 nuclear power plants, according to Tokyo Electric Power, but the Sankei newspaper later reported water at the spent fuel pools of the No. 1 plant’s reactors 5 and 6 buildings had partially spilled over. The spillage was limited to inside the buildings.
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More than 100 people were injured in a magnitude-7.3 earthquake that struck on Feb. 13 in the same Tohoku region that was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami 10 years ago.
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“There have been no anomalies reported from any of the nuclear facilities,” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told a press conference. “Everything is normal.”
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NHK reported, citing Tokyo Electric Power Co, that there was a minor overflow of water from the pool that stores used nuclear fuels at the Fukushima nuclear plants, but no uncontrolled radiation activities were seen. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Sunday that no incidents were reported from the nuclear power plants.
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