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Cat allegedly caused major fire at Iranian power plant
Cat allegedly caused major fire at Iranian power plant
Credit: Jaime for Pendect

A cat has caused a major fire at a power plant in southern Iran, according to media reports. According to the report, the animal had entered the power plant on Charg Island on Saturday night and then continued to the area of the safety box. For reasons unknown so far, this led to a short circuit, a cable fire and ultimately to the major fire, it said.

Fire department emergency personnel were able to extinguish the fire, but the power plant had to be shut down for several hours. Accordingly, the more than 10,000 inhabitants of the island had no electricity on Saturday.

Regional News • Europe
Finland: 'Serious' nuclear radiation leak, automatic shutdown, no radiation espaced facility
The nuclear power plants Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 in Olkiluoto in Finland
The nuclear power plants Olkiluoto 1 and Olkiluoto 2 in Olkiluoto in Finland Credit: kallerna, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

On Thursday, a 'serious' nuclear radiation leak was detected in a Finish Olkiluoto 2 power plant which led to an automatic shutdown of the plant. No radiation espaced the facility though. Tomi Routamo, deputy director at the nuclear safety authority STUK, said there was “no danger to people or the environment.”

Finland’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health Aino-Kaisa Pekonen said: “This is a significant and an exceptional incident and we consider it important to spread correct information about it.”