Fire Shuts Down Nuke Plant

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plant fire protectionTaiwan -- A reactor at a nuclear plant in Taiwan caught fire, causing the plant to shut down.

The fire broke out at midnight on Sunday and shut down the reactor.  It is estimated that it will be shut down for two weeks.  The fire was caused by a short circuited supplementary transformer.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire within 17 minutes.  No radiation leakage was detected.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the short circuit.