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Swedish nuclear reactor back online after fire

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17:37 CET+01:00
A Swedish nuclear reactor fired up again on Monday after being shuttered since November when a transformer caught fire, officials said.

It remains unclear what caused the fire in the transformer, they added, which was located in a different building from the Ringhals 3 reactor. The southwestern Swedish plant was nonetheless closed for security reasons.

"There was a quick and fast fire. That's one of the big reasons why it's hard to figure out the exact cause," said the plant's spokesman, Anders Jorle.

"Lots of (surrounding) equipment ... burned so it's complicated to know."

The plant's closure generated daily losses of 10 million kronor.

Another plant, located north of Stockholm, was closed in July due to a power cut.

Sweden has 10 nuclear reactors, accounting for almost half of the country's electricity production.

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