URGENT: Fire alarms go off at Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka: operator

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Fire alarms went off at the Hamaoka nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, on Tuesday and the operator confirmed smoke within a building that houses a reactor turbine in a currently suspended plant.

There was no immediate report of injury after the incident at around 5:15 a.m. and no leakage of radioactive material outside the plant has been confirmed, said the operator, Chubu Electric Power Co.