Monday, September 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Blast at nuclear power plant in France - Danger of radioactive leaks

From CBC news:

"An explosion at the Marcoule plant in southern France on Monday morning has killed at least one person, according to reports.

The BBC says there is a risk of a radioactive leak after the blast at the plant in the Gard region.

One person was killed and three were injured in the explosion, which followed a fire in a storage site for radioactive waste, said Le Figaro.

Marcoule is a major site involved with the decommissioning of nuclear facilities, and operates a pressurized water reactor used to produce tritium."

Edit: Other news sources are confirming no leakage

1 comment :

  1. French Report: Radioactivity 10 times normal in Avignon — Cause of “anomalous increase” could be directly linked to explosion at Marcoule (CHART)

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