HOME > NATION > Article

Text Size

small

medium

large


Fire Detectors Installed Improperly at TEPCO N-Plant

Fire Detectors Installed Improperly at TEPCO N-Plant

   Tokyo, Sept. 20 (Jiji Press)--Some fire detectors are installed at inappropriate places at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s <9501> Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata Prefecture, central Japan, it was learned Monday.
   The problem may lead to a delay in detecting a fire.
   The fire service law's enforcement regulations stipulate that fire and smoke detectors be installed at least 1.5 meters away from an air conditioner vent.
   In February, an inspection found that a smoke detector in the No. 7 reactor's storage battery chamber did not meet installation requirements, according to officials at TEPCO and the government's Nuclear Regulation Authority.
   As a similar problem was found elsewhere at the No. 7 reactor in April, TEPCO started to check about 2,000 smoke and fire detectors at the power plant in June. The results will be announced in the near future.

To read a full story, please click here to find out how to subscribe.

NATION

Aomori Tourism Information

HEADLINES

POLITICS
High Court Nulls Victory of "Super Crazy-kun" in Toda City Election
ECONOMY
Tokyo Forex (5 P.M.): U.S. Dollar=114.09-10 Yen; Euro=1.1611-1613 Dollars
SPORTS
Japan Golf: Katsu Comes 1st, Shibuno 5th after R1 of Fujitsu Ladies
OTHER
Only Existing Stick-Shift Railcar Kiha 07 to Be Japan's Important Cultural Asset

AFP-JIJI PRESS NEWS JOURNAL


Photos