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Japanese Authorities Inform IAEA About Accident at Nuclear Plant


The IAEA today received information from Japanese nuclear regulatory a uthorities about an accident in the steam generator turbine circuit of the Mihama Nuclear Power Plant (unit 3). According to the Japanese nuclear authorities this is a non-radioactive part of the plant The regulatory body has reported that four contract employees died and 7 were injured, and stated that there was no release of radioactivity.

The IAEA continues to be in contact with Japanese authorities and expects to receive updates on a continuous basis. No request for IAEA assistance has been received at this time.

More information:

» Latest Press Release from the Japanese Nuclear Regulator (external site)

Last update: 16 Feb 2018


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