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Explosion at Burshtyn TPP, five hospitalized

Source : 112 Ukraine

The seventh power unit was stopped and decommissioned
12:00, 29 November 2021

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

On the evening of November 28, an accident at the seventh power unit of Burshtyn TPP occurred in Ivano-Frankivsk region, the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reports.

According to rescuers, the boiler of the seventh power unit was depressurized with a 60 mm diameter screen pipe, as a result of which a gas-steam mixture and gases were released from the boiler furnace and two workers were burned and hospitalized.

According to the admission department of Burshtyn Youth Hospital, five people were hospitalized.

The seventh power unit was stopped and decommissioned, and the fourth power unit was put into operation instead. Currently, seven units are operating. The operation of the station was not affected by the event.

As it was reported, in August a large-scale fire took place at the thermal power station in Burshtyn, Ivano-Frankivsk region. The system of fire extinction was damaged as a result of the fire.

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