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Crane falls on Takahama plant building housing spent nuclear fuel

  • January 21, 2017
  • , Kyodo News , 21:58
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A crane collapsed Friday night at the Takahama power station in Fukui Prefecture, western Japan, damaging a building housing spent nuclear fuel, the plant operator said Saturday.


No one was injured in the accident, which occurred around 9:50 p.m. near the plant’s No. 2 reactor building, and although the roof of the adjacent building was damaged, nothing fell into the spent nuclear fuel pool below it, according to the operator, Kansai Electric Power Co.

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