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Fire at nuclear power station

25 November 2009

The Dungeness B nuclear power station in Kent has been closed down following a fire in the boiler annexe, on the 23rd November, engineers are trying to determine the cause of the blaze. There is no risk to the public and there was no release of radioactive material as a result of the fire.

All 52 staff on site were accounted for after the fire and there were no casualties
The station has two reactor units, one of which was already offline for maintenance at the time of the fire.

Currently the plant is not producing power for the National Grid, but when both reactors are working they can produce enough power for 1.5 million customers.

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