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NRC team to probe Cook fire
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By JULIE SWIDWA

H-P Staff Writer [Herald Palladium]

Snip: BRIDGMAN ­ The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched a special inspection Team to review events that led to a fire Saturday night at the Cook Nuclear Plan and to help determine why part of a fire suppression system later failed.

Snip: Workers shut down the reactor after a malfunction in the Unit 1 main turbine generator led to high vibrations and loud rumbling. The vibrations led to a generator hydrogen leak that ignited, Cook spokesman Bill Schalk said....

Snip: Mitlyng said workers determined that a huge pipe that is part of the fire protection system had ruptured and that one of two water storage tanks had been pumped dry.