What is the cause of the fire at the nuclear plant in Iran?

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A part of the new building in the Iranian Natanz nuclear plant was damaged in an as yet unexplained incident, the authorities in Tehran announced. Natanz is located about 250 km south of the city of Tehran and is Iran’s largest uranium enrichment plant. There is no increase in radioactivity after the incident, as they report, because the complex is not active.

The incident, about which very little is known, broke out in the new, unfinished part of the Natanz nuclear plant, not far from the underground complex, which has been the subject of a dispute between Washington and Tehran for years.

A spokesman for the Iranian nuclear power agency, Behruz Kamalvandi, said that the incident broke out in an industrial warehouse, and that there was no reason to worry.

No damage was caused in the incident, Kamalvandi claims.

He also stated that no one was injured in this incident.

The incident occurred six days after the explosion near the Parchin military complex.

Under the 2015 agreement, Iran agreed to produce low-enriched uranium, which can be used to produce fuel for nuclear power plants.

Source: RTS