- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) - A small fire at an atomic power laboratory near Pittsburgh has been extinguished without incident or injury by the building’s sprinkler system.

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

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 cause of the fire was still being investigated Monday. It occurred in an area that contains low-level radioactive material, none of which was released as a result of the fire.


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