Alarms at Japanese nuclear power plant and processing facility after magnitude 5 earthquake

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At 7:30 am local time March 1st, a magnitude 5 earthquake hit 68 miles from TOKYO, Japan.  After the earthquake, alarms sounded from the nuclear fuel processing plants and Tokai 2 nuclear power plant in Tokai-mura, Ibaraki Prefecture.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Nuclear and Industrial Safety announced that so far, the damage has not been confirmed in any of the facilities.  The alarm in the reprocessing facility was located within the building housing nuclear waste.

The alarms at the plant were reported to have stemmed from sensors in the reactor pool that measure the movement of water from earthquakes.

日本原子力発電によりますと、装置は建設中で使われておらず、今のところ被害は確認されていないということです。
また、「原子燃料工業」では、工場内の廃液を貯めたプールの水面が地震で揺れたことを感知し警報が鳴ったということです。
廃液には放射性物資が含まれるとみられるということです。
原子力安全・保安院によりますと、いずれの施設も被害は確認されておらず、周辺の放射線を測定しているモニタリングポストの値に異常は見られないということです。

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