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A fire broke out at the nuclear power plant

A fire broke out at the Chinon nuclear power plant in central France on Saturday night and two power units were shut down until further notice, France Bleu radio station reported on Saturday.

“A fire broke out at the Shinon nuclear power plant between Friday and Saturday night, two production facilities were closed until further notice,” the radio station said in a statement.

It is noted that the fire occurred in power unit No. 3, where the main transformer caught fire for unknown reasons, and the fire extinguishing system was activated.

According to the management of the plant, the fire has been extinguished, there is no danger to the population or the environment, as the fire took place “outside the nuclear zone”, reports France Bleu.

However, the power plant will produce less power for some time as power units 3 and 4 have been shut down until further notice, the report said.

 

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