Japan puts out nuclear plant fire - IAEA
VIENNA, March 15
VIENNA, March 15 (Reuters) - Japan has told the U.N. nuclear watchdog that it has extinguished a fire at the spent fuel storage pond of its earthquake-stricken reactor, the Vienna-based agency said.
"Japanese authorities have confirmed that the fire at the spent fuel storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was extinguished," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.
It had said earlier on Monday that the fire may have been caused by a hydrogen explosion and that radioactivity was being released "directly" into the atmosphere. (Reporting by Sylvia Westall)
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