Spain, Catalonia. Accident at the Asco nuclear power plant. One person is dead

One person was killed in an accident at the nuclear power plant in Asco, Catalonia, in northeastern Spain. Three employees of this plant were injured. The accident inside the nuclear power plant “did not lead to an increase in radioactivity”.

The preliminary investigation found that the immediate cause of the Asco nuclear power plant accident on Wednesday was a leak in the fire insulation, which released carbon dioxide. Investigators added that the failure of the fire protection system led to the outbreak of the fire.


The fatal victim of the incident is a 46-year-old firefighter who was employed at the power plant. According to the Catalan medical services, those injured as a result of the incident were taken to a hospital in the municipality of Mora d’Ebre. Their life is not in danger.

The three people who were transported to the hospital were, according to the service’s announcement, employees located near the site of the fire. They suffered respiratory failure due to smoke inhalation.

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There is no increase in radioactivity

According to information provided by the fire brigade, the accident inside the nuclear power plant “did not lead to an increase in radioactivity”.

Seven fire brigades from the Tarragona province were involved in extinguishing the fire by emergency services. They specified that the incident is treated as an accident at work at the preliminary stage of the investigation.

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