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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Furnace Was Unsafe

MOSCOW (MT) - A smelting furnace that leaked and caused a fire at the Norilsk Nickel factory had not been overhauled in 12 years, Itar-Tass reported Friday.


The news agency, quoting a government metals official, said the fire on Thursday raged for five hours but that damage to the nickel factory was minimal and would be repaired quickly.