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by Dave Gradijan

Fire at Japanese Nuclear Plant Hospitalizes Two

Mar 22, 20061 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

On Wednesday, a fire that consumed sections of a nuclear power plant in Oi, Japan, roughly 235 miles west of Tokyo, blazed for four hours, injuring two workers before firefighters could extinguish it, the Associated Press reports via Yahoo News.

No radiation was leaked, according to the AP.

Fire officials had to battle thick smoke for roughly two hours before they could even reach the blaze at the waste incineration facility, and it took two additional hours to put it out, Manabu Kobana, a Kansai Electric Power representative, told the AP.

The two injured employees were inspecting the facility when the blaze broke out, and they were hospitalized for smoke inhalation, the AP reports. Neither of them was listed in critical condition, and neither was exposed to radiation, according to the AP.

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