FIRE: JAPAN NUCLEAR PLANT


One person has been injured after a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant in northern Japan.

The fire broke out at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant on Thursday, inside a cooling pump at a building which houses the plant's nuclear unit.

An operator at the Tokyo Electric Power Company plant (Tepco), in Niigata, said there had been no radiation leak.

A Tepco spokesman said a worker who was first on the scene suffered minor facial injuries and was taken to hospital.

It is the eighth fire to occur since the nuclear plant, the world's largest, was closed after being damaged by an earthquake in July 2007 . . . .NOTE:(news item al jazeera march 5-2009) . . . . . . .. ALSO NOTE: ONTARIO (CANADA) GOVERNMENT WANTS TO SPEND $26,000,000,000.00 . . .TO BUILD NEW REACTORS . . .NEAR THE FRESHWATER LAKE ONTARIO DESPITE HUGE OPPOSITION FROM FROM CITIZENS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS.

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