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Chemical reaction sparks alert at French nuclear plant via Chicago Tribune

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A chemical reaction at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France injured several people and triggered a brief fire alert on Wednesday, local government and fire service officials said.

The incident, sparked by a chemical reaction, was quickly brought under control, the officials at the local government prefect’s office and the fire services said.

French power utility EDF, which operates the plant, said there had been a steam leak there but denied initial reports from the local fire brigade that a fire had broken out.

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