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Fire put out by sprinklers at atomic lab in West Mifflin

The Associated Press

Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a small fire at an atomic power laboratory in West Mifflin.

Officials at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory say there was no threat to the public from Sunday night’s fire.

The government-owned facility is operated for the Department of Energy and the U.S. Navy by Bechtel Bettis Inc.

The technology developed there is used to power U.S. nuclear-powered warships.

The fire occurred in an area that contains low-level radioactive material, none of which was released as a result of the blaze.

The building’s sprinkler system extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported.


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