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Lon­gye­ar­by­en: power sta­ti­on on fire

Fri­day (7.12.) at 6.15 a.m., the fire alarm went in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, when a fire bro­ke out in the coal power plant. The plant is taken off the net and electri­ci­ty is sup­plied from the reser­ve plant, while the fire bri­ga­de is doing their work.

A com­ple­te refur­bish­ment of the coal power plant has been a mat­ter of poli­ti­cal deba­te for some time. The small arc­tic town is ent­i­re­ly depen­dent of a reli­able sup­ply with both electri­ci­ty and com­mu­ni­ty hea­ting. A las­ting real black­out would soon result in an evacua­ti­on of the popu­la­ti­on.

Amend­ment: the fire was under con­trol wit­hin a few hours. The extent of dama­ge was still unknown at the time of wri­ting.

The coal power plant in Lon­gye­ar­by­en.

Power plant, Longyearbyen.

Source: Lon­gye­ar­by­en Lokals­ty­re

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