Fire at Dukovany nuclear power plant


A fire broke out at the Dukovany nuclear power plant on Wednesday in one of the station’s technical facilities. Operations at the plant were not jeopardised and no one was injured. Dukovany spokesman Petr Spilka said that the fire had been caused by a technical malfunction and estimated damages at 50,000 crowns. Fires in recent years have been the most common cause of accidents in the Dukovany power plant. A similar fire in 2007 was caused by negligence on the part of a contractor firm. The most serious accident occurred in 1996, when four people were injured in an explosion of acetone gas.