RUSSIA: Forest Fire Briefly Threatened Russian Nuclear Site
Source: Deutsche Presse-Agentur, 28 July 2001
A forest fire briefly threatened a Russian nuclear waste depository Saturday before firefighters and troops brought it under control, according to a broadcast report. The report on Echo Moskvy radio said the blaze broke out within 3 kilometres of an underground nuclear waste compound at the Novovoronesh nuclear power plant. One of the power plant’s reactors was powered down briefly. Firefighters brought the blaze under control within an hour, the radio report said.