Fire at Swedish nuke plant — Reactor shut down for safety reasons — Extinguished by rescue workers — Cause of blaze unknown

Published: October 24th, 2011 at 6:38 pm ET
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STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23 — “A nuclear reactor in southern Sweden has been shut down after a fire at the plant,” reports the Associated Press. “Plant operator OKG’s spokesman Anders Ostberg says a fire started in a turbine hall of Reactor 2 around midnight Saturday but was quickly extinguished by local rescue workers.”

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STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23
— “The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but an oil leak in the turbine was seen as a possible cause,” Oskarshamn nuclear power plant spokesman Anders Oesterberg told AFP. “A fire at a nuclear power plant is always serious, but this was a relatively minor incident.”

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According to the most recent report, the reactor remains shut down: “The fire, which occurred in the turbine hall of the Unit 2 reactor, was handled by the plant’s emergency services team but the reactor had to be shut down for safety reasons.”

h/t chemfood, anonymous tips

Published: October 24th, 2011 at 6:38 pm ET
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