Radioactive Leak Probed at Chernobyl

Associated Press

A reactor at the Soviet Chernobyl nuclear power plant, scene of the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986, suffered a minor leak of radioactive cooling water last week, but spillage was confined to a sealed area, a spokeswoman for the plant said Friday.

She said an investigation is under way. The plant is under repair, and its reactors were not operating at the time, she said.

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