外文标题：Nuclear plant in Taiwan catches fire
BEIJING: Taiwan has shut down two reactors after a fire broke out at a nuclear power station in southern Taiwan shortly before midnight on Sunday.
The incident has caused no radioactive leak and no personnel have needed to be evacuated, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said in a statement on its website.
The fire began inside an auxiliary electrical transformer at the Third Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County, setting off an alarm at 11:58pm, Taipower said. It was put out by the plant's own firefighters within 17 minutes of its occurance, it said.
A loud noise was heard at midnight around the plant as the turbine released steam into the sky during the process, Taipower said.
Taipower said preliminary investigations suggest that it will take two weeks to get the second reactor operational again. The transformer, which was one of a number of devices supplying electricity to the plant, has been damaged due to short circuit.
Transformer at Nuclear plant in Taiwan catches fire.
Prasad Ch (Venkatagiri)
If we maintain best safety standards, Nuk power is the best source without any environmental effects
web presence (Pune) replies to Prasad Ch
But such fear mongers make life of common Indian more difficult.
lot of accident are happening in China.
They will blame Israel.
Vijay Bali (india)
good that every one is safe
Balakrishnan Gurumurti (Easton, Massachusetts)
nuclear power is indeed risky any way. one might say i have this risk management or the other, but the risk to the people better people decide anywhere is more sensible than so called governments deciding on nuclear power plants, is my considered view,why in USA many plants re getting shut! developing countries play with the lives of the people there !
web presence (Pune) replies to Balakrishnan Gurumurti
Dear Sir, This accident has nothing to do with "Nuclear" accident. Already we are, as a country, loose billions of KWH of units every year as nuclear plants are delayed and such headlines make it more difficult for new plants to come up. We need more power.
No lessons learnt from Chernobyl and Fukushima