A fire broke out at a nuclear research reactor in Sydney, but authorities said the blaze was brought under control and there appeared to be no damage to the reactors.
A TV grab dated August 26, 2000 shows a nuclear reactor at Lucas Heights in south Sydney. Smoke was detected in an electrical substation at the rear of the Lucas Heights nuclear facility shortly after 10:30 am on Tuesday (2330 GMT Monday). There appeared to be no damage to the reactors.
The fire broke out as the city sweltered through a heatwave which has triggered dozens of bushfires, but the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said the incident was not linked to the weather conditions.
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