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Tuesday, 28 December, 1999, 13:13 GMT
Theft shuts down Ukrainian nuclear plant

A reactor at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was shut down temporarily after thieves attempted to steal a power cable supplying electricity to the plant.

Officials from the state nuclear company Energoatom said the cable broke during the incident but was later repaired.

They said safety at the Yuzhnaya plant was not affected.

Correspondents say thefts of metal are common in Ukraine where it is sold off as scrap, but this was the first time that someone had attempted to steal a cable from a working reactor. Ukraine suffered the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986 after an accident at the Chernobyl power plant.

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