TOKYO, April 12, Kyodo
A fire broke out at the crisis-hit Fukushima nuclear plant in northeastern Japan Tuesday morning, but was soon extinguished, the plant operator said.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the fire occurred at the sampling building near a water outlet at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s No.4 reactor and was spotted by a worker.
There was no change in the levels of radiation around the reactor, the utility known as TEPCO added.
The nuclear plant was crippled after a mega quake and tsunami hit northeastern Japan on March 11.