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Title: Ukraine Restarts Nuclear Reactor After Glitch

UKRAINE: April 4, 2000 KIEV - Ukraine's Rivne nuclear power plant restarted one of its reactors on Monday after a short circuit shut down the unit on Saturday, a nuclear energy official said.

Rivne's safety system shut down reactor number two after a short circuit caused a minor fire in power cables running under the reactor. No increase in radiation levels was recorded. It was the third nuclear accident at the station in the past two months.

Fourteen years after the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl, where a reactor explosion sent clouds of radioactive dust to Russia, Belarus and Europe, Ukraine relies on nuclear power for 45 percent of its electricity.



-- (, April 04, 2000

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