Fukushima: Fire And Black Smoke Near Reactor No. 4, Flames No Longer ‘Visible’


Fire and smoke in a building near Reactor No. 4 at Fukushima on April 12By JAPAN-PLANT/FIRE

(URGENT) April 12 (Reuters) – A fire broke out at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, operator Tokyo Electric and Power (TEPCO) said on Tuesday, although flames and smoke were no longer visible.

A worker saw fire at a building near the No.4 reactor at around 6:38 a.m. (21:38 GMT) and a fire fighting unit of the Self Defence Forces was sent to fight the blaze, a TEPCO spokesman said.

“Flames and smoke are no longer visible but we are awaiting further details regarding whether the fire has been extinguished completely,” he said.

Japan has been battling to bring under control the plant damaged severely by last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. (Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro)

Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:48pm GMT

Source: Reuters

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  1. Dear Friends

    Most of us are aware of the recent disaster in Japan – so many lives have been lost and the occurrence of nuclear crisis.

    The Japanese are very concerned about the radioactive contamination spreading to wider Japan and its likely effect globally.

    They are petitioning the Japanese government to permanently decommission ALL (not just some) of the nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

    Please sign the petition by following the link below

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/decommission_of_fukushima_nuclear_powerplant/

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