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Japan Nuclear Power Plant Shut Down After Alert

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati
Representative Image: A Japanese nuclear power plant reactor automatically shuts down.

A Japanese nuclear power plant reactor automatically shut down on Monday after an alert. However, no radiation rise was detected.

The reactor at the Takahama power plant in the central Fukui region halted after an alarm warning of a rapid decrease in the number of neutrons, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA).

However, the Authority stated that the “reactor is cooling normally” and “there is no impact on the surrounding environment” has not detected abnormalities in radioactive levels and added that the investigation is going on.

In 2011, the three Fukushima Daiichi reactors lost their ability to cool down and receive power due to a significant earthquake. This led to a nuclear crisis in Japan; as a result, the three cores melted mostly all together within three days.

Due to the tsunami, only 19500 people were killed, and 2313 deaths have been recorded among the evacuees from the city, revealed by official data.

More than a decade after the deadly tsunami in 2011, less than one-third of Japan’s 33 reactors were operated at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Japan is heavily dependent on imported fossil fuels due to the not functioning of nuclear power plants all year round and it suffering from a severe energy crisis. Japan plans to construct next-generation nuclear reactors to address the energy deficit in the county, said Fumio Kishida, Prime Minster of Japan.

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