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    Kansai Electric's No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant are seen in this picture at the town of Takahama in Fukui prefecture, some 350 kilometres (215 miles) west of Tokyo on June 20, 2016

    Construction Crane Collapses on Japan's Takahama NPP Unit

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    A construction crane collapsed on the second unit and the spent nuclear fuel pool of the Takahama nuclear power plant (NPP), Kansai Electric Power, the NPP’s operator company said on Saturday in a statement.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) – The 367-feet crane arm is said to have damaged a part of the reactor’s wall and the roof of a building with the spent nuclear fuel pool. The company pointed out that the debris had not fallen into the pool.

    The incident caused by strong wind did not result in radiation leaks, according to the statement.

    The construction works at the Takahama NPP were launched last year as the plant has been used for over 40 years. The end of the works is scheduled for 2020.

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