[NHK] Delayed disclosure at Ohi plant

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Delayed disclosure at Ohi plant

The operator of the Ohi nuclear power plant says an alarm went off on Tuesday on a water level detector at its No.3 reactor.

The plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan will become the first to go back online in Japan since last year’s disaster.

Kansai Electric Power Company said on Wednesday that the alarm suggested the water level had fallen in a tank used to cool an electric power generator at its No.3 reactor.

The firm says workers who examined the tank found no leaks but that the water level was about 5 centimeters lower than usual. The company says it’s investigating the cause of the alarm.

The No.3 reactor is one of 2 being readied for a restart in line with a central government decision on Saturday.

The government has set up a special monitoring system with resident inspectors at the plant to deal promptly with possible accidents and problems.

But the disclosure of Tuesday’s incident came about 13 hours after the alarm went off.

Kansai Electric says it did not make the information public on Tuesday because the incident did not match levels requiring disclosure by law and in-house rules.

Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency official Yasushi Morishita apologized at a news conference, saying his lapse in judgment caused the delayed disclosure.
Jun. 20, 2012 – Updated 04:18 UTC (13:18 JST)

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[NHK] Delayed disclosure at Ohi plant

 

 

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