Fire broke out in a former nuclear power plant in the Netherlands

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — A fire broke out at the former Dodewaard nuclear power plant in the Netherlands , there is no risk of radiation leakage, the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper reported.

The fire broke out on Thursday afternoon, the smoke was clearly visible from afar. Emergency services arrived at the scene, the fire was taken under control. The fire supposedly started on the roof. Perhaps there were gas cylinders.

Dodevard NPP has been closed since 1997, but has not yet been dismantled. All fuel rods of the reactor were removed, the station is walled up. It is expected that by 2045 the level of radiation will decrease to safe for demolition of buildings.


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