Experts probe blaze at nuclear power station

Engineers are trying to find the cause of a fire which shut down a nuclear power station in Kent.

Engineers are trying to find the cause of a fire which shut down a nuclear power station in Kent.

The active reactor at Dungeness B was taken offline after the blaze broke out in a boiler annexe on Monday night. Operator British Energy said there was no risk to the public and there was no release of radioactive material as a result of the fire.

A British Energy spokeswoman said: "They are looking at the cause of the fire and will be bringing the reactor back online as soon as possible."

All 52 staff on site were accounted for after the fire and there were no casualties.

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