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Astravets: fire at construction site of nuclear power plant

2012 2012-02-14T17:31:41+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A fire happened at the nuclear power plant construction site in Astravets at 6 a.m. on 12 February, but information about it was spread only yesterday.

According to construction workers, a trailer at the security area of the construction site took fire. Specialists suppose a possible cause of the fire could be a wiring problem, RFE/RL reports.

Construction workers’ belongings kept in the trailer are reported to have been burnt. The preliminary damage of the fire is estimated at about 10 million rubles. A special commission has been created to investigate the incident.

The Astravets department of the Emergency Ministry says no human losses were recorded.

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