4 Jul 2010

Fire at nuclear power plant

7:40 am on 4 July 2010

A fire at a nuclear power plant in Britain is now under control.

The fire at Sizewell B on the Suffolk coast lasted 6.5 hours. The BBC reports it was in a building housing a charcoal absorber which is used to filter gases.

Eight fire crews attended the blaze, which was brought under control after the charcoal absorber was flooded.

Station director Jim Crawford said there was no risk to the public and nobody was hurt.

Sizewell B was shut down for health and safety reasons in March this year and will reopen at a date yet to be announced.