Investigation under way into fire at Sizewell B nuclear site

AN investigation is under way today following a fire at Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk.

Staff were gathered safely on site as a small fire broke out in a radioactive waste shredder just before 5pm yesterday (Tuesday).

The station's trained fire fighting team attended to the blaze, which was contained to a building away from the reactor building. Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were also called as part of standard procedure and used thermal imagining equipment to confirm the fire had been fully extinguished, shortly before 6pm.

All staff were mustered and accounted for before operations resumed as normal.

Jim Crawford, Sizewell B station director, said: 'Sizewell B staff reacted quickly and safely to extinguish the small fire which was contained in a building away from the reactor building.

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'I would like to thank Suffolk Fire Service for their prompt response which confirmed the fire had been safely extinguished by our trained teams.'

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