Fire in Perry nuclear plant contained

By Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer

March 28, 2010, 10:22PM

A small fire in a lubrication system at the Perry nuclear power plant was contained Sunday evening and did not affect power to customers or the health or safety of anyone in the surrounding area, according to FirstEnergy Corp. officials.

The fire broke out about 6:30 p.m. in the lubrication system of a pump motor, said FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Schneider.

 It was contained by 9:30 p.m. Firefighters from the plant’s fire brigade and Painesville, Perry and Madison townships responded to the blaze.

 Two employees on the plant’s fire brigade were transported to the hospital with heat stress but were not seriously injured, Schneider said. Power to the plant was reduced to 70 percent pending an investigation of the fire and repairs.

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“Most importantly, there’s no impact to public health or safety because of this issue,” Schneider said.


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