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Transformer explosion at Belgium nuclear plant poses no danger

12/3/2015

 Belgium: A transformer explosion at a nuclear power plant in Beveren, Belgium posed no threat for the surrounding area, a spokesman told Belgian media.

A transformer blew up, causing a small fire at the site of Doel 1, a nuclear reactor that was closed down in February, reports NL Times.

There was no fuel present at the reactor, and fire personnel were able to extinguish the flames. The on-site fire department was assisted by fire fighters from nearby Beveren.

Doel Nuclear Power Station sits just five kilometres south of the Dutch border with Belgium.

Source: NL Times