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Explosion Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor In Sweden

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posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:45 AM
There was an explosion last night at Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden. It started a fire and forced an emergency shut down of reactor 3. I'm not sure if they've actually put out the fire yet. They say it will take weeks to startup the reactor again.


Aftonbladet: Explosion på Ring- hals sent i natt (in Swedish...)

DN - Nyheter - Häftig brand i Ringhals (in Swedish...)

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posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 01:56 AM
I found an english source:

The Hindu News Update Service: Fire shuts down nuclear reactor in Sweden

An explosive fire broke out early Tuesday at Sweden's biggest nuclear plant, shutting down one of its four reactors, plant officials said.

The fire started shortly after midnight in a transformer outside reactor No. 3 at the Ringhals power plant, but never threatened the reactor itself and there was no risk of a radioactive leak, plant spokesman Gosta Larsen said. No one was injured.

``According to witnesses it was of an explosive nature,'' Larsen said of the fire. ``There was some kind of bang with flames shooting up.''

The plant's safety systems kicked in as they were supposed to and immediately triggered an automatic reactor shutdown, he said.

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