Fire closes Swedish reactor overnight

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported overnight:

A small fire in a turbine hall shut down a Swedish nuclear reactor overnight but the blaze was swiftly extinguished, nuclear power plant officials said Sunday.

“A fire alarm went off around midnight and our own firefighters were able to locate the fire in the turbine hall and quickly extinguish it,” Anders Oesterberg, a spokesman at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant, told AFP.

The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but an oil leak in the turbine was seen as a possible cause, Oesterberg said.

Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gNWOi3hUzitvdB0YKJPn7gp5nRnA?docId=CNG.e6dda27f158b8ff038d2ac05681594b1.261

 

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