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One person dead, 3 injured after gas leak at Spanish nuclear plant

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Emergency services said one person died and three were taken to hospital after a carbon dioxide leak at a nuclear power plant in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

Emergency services said one person died and three were taken to hospital after a carbon dioxide leak at a nuclear power plant in the Spanish region of Catalonia.

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MADRID
– One person has died and three others have been taken to hospital after a
carbon dioxide leak at the Asco nuclear power plant in the Spanish region of
Catalonia, local emergency services said on Wednesday.

A
fault in the plant’s fire prevention system caused the gas leak, which was not
linked to any radioactive material, the regional fire service posted on
Twitter.

Shortly
afterwards, the fire service said it was preparing to leave the site after
checking over the extractor fans with the plant’s staff and ensuring the
systems were working properly.

The
three people taken to hospital suffered light injuries from carbon dioxide
inhalation, emergency services said.

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