Fire breaks out near Bohunice nuclear power plant

A fire broke out at 10:00 in the morning on October 4 at the energy producer Slovenské Elektrárne's (SE) administrative building located a kilometre from the nuclear power plant Atómové Elektrárne (AE) Jaslovské Bohunice, the TASR newswire reported. “There were no injuries, nor was there any environmental pollution. An investigation is pending to ascertain the cause of the fire,” said SE spokesperson Jana Burdová to TASR. SE technicians, along with a regional fire brigade experts are currently investigating the incident which was most likely caused by an electric short-circuit.

A fire broke out at 10:00 in the morning on October 4 at the energy producer Slovenské Elektrárne's (SE) administrative building located a kilometre from the nuclear power plant Atómové Elektrárne (AE) Jaslovské Bohunice, the TASR newswire reported.

“There were no injuries, nor was there any environmental pollution. An investigation is pending to ascertain the cause of the fire,” said SE spokesperson Jana Burdová to TASR. SE technicians, along with a regional fire brigade experts are currently investigating the incident which was most likely caused by an electric short-circuit.

“The fire was put out within 10 minutes by the AE Bohunice V2 fire department,” Burdová said. “The administrative building in question is outside the fenced perimeter of decommissioned AE Bohunice V1, approximately one kilometre from the operating V2 blocks,” she added, reiterating that a fire at the administrative building cannot impact the security of the nuclear power plant.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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