Fire hits nuclear plant — Blaze started hours after reactor was restarted #Ringhals #Sweden

Published: June 12th, 2013 at 4:11 pm ET
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Title: Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg
Source: The Local
Date: June 12, 2013
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Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg [...]

The blaze started shortly after 9am at Ringhals’ Reactor 1 and was extinguished less than an hour later. [...]

“Now we have to disassemble certain parts in order to access where the fire took place and see what the damage is and we don’t know how long that will take,” Ringshals spokesman Gösta Larsen told TT.

Ringhals’ Reactor 1 was restarted on Tuesday after having been shut down the day before due to a broken meter. [...]

On Tuesday, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten, SSM) announced Ringhals would no longer be held under special observation, a status implemented for Ringhals by the agency back in 2009 following a series of safety lapses.

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Published: June 12th, 2013 at 4:11 pm ET
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