PARIS – The French nuclear safety body and local authorities say an explosion has rocked the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France.
It was not immediately clear how serious the accident was. Regional fire officials tell French daily Le Monde there is a risk of a radioactive leak following the explosion, but no contamination has been confirmed.
Evangelia Petit of the Agency for Nuclear Safety said Monday an explosion had taken place but declined to provide any further details. Officials in the Gard region confirmed Monday’s explosion but also said they could not give any more information.
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