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Nuclear experts probe A-plant leak and fire

Investigators for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission began an inquiry Tuesday into how liquid hydrogen leaked in a nonnuclear portion of the Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, setting off an explosion and fire. There were no injuries or radiation leaks caused by the fire Monday night, they said.

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The reactor, a twin to the Three Mile Island facility in Middletown, Pa., was shut down immediately after the incident.''Very, very tentatively, it will be off-line for at least a month,'' Ron Scott, spokesman for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, said.

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