Nuclear reactor temporarily closed

  • 1998-11-26
  • Daniel Silva
VILNIUS/IGNALINA - One of the two reactors at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant was shut down for three days after the emergency safety system set off a false alarm.The reactor automatically stops operating whenever the alarm goes off, as it did at 2:41 p.m. on Nov. 19.Ignalina officials stress nothing unusual happened at the plant to cause the alarm to go off."Everything is OK, nothing happened here, there has been no change in radiation levels and everyone is working normally," said Ina Didzivlite, Ignalina's public relations manager.The incident was rated a zero on the International Nucle...
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