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Ukraine says radiation levels safe after nuclear plant fire


KIEV: Ukrainian officials said Tuesday that radiation levels remained safe after a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant, leading to the shutdown of one of the reactors.The fire, which was extinguished within an hour, began late Monday at the Rivne nuclear power station in western Ukraine, around 300km (190 miles) from Kiev.It erupted in an electrical transformer, triggering the reactor protection system and “the third reactor was turned off,“ Ilona Zayets, a spokeswoman for the state nuclear agency Energoatom, told AFP on Tuesday.“Radiation levels have not risen,“ she said, adding that no one was hurt as a result …read more

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