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‘Leak risk after explosion at French nuclear plant’ via BBC News

There is a risk of a radioactive leak after a blast at the southern French nuclear plant of Marcoule, media reports say.

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

It is a major site involved with the decommissioning of nuclear facilities.

It produces MOX fuel, which recycles plutonium from nuclear weapons, but does not include any reactors.

A spokesman for France’s atomic energy commission said there had so far been no leak but a security perimeter had been set up because of the risk.

The plant is located in the Gard department in Languedoc-Roussillon region, near France’s Mediterranean coast.

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‘Leak risk after explosion at French nuclear plant’


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  1. Milliat says


    Family lives in the south of France, less than 100km from Marcoule.

    I can see that breaking news on the web at 12:00,

    but nothing on the main French TV channels.


    PS : Thanks for your blog

  2. entrepreneur says

    France should discard nuclear weapons and scrap nuclear weapon plants immidiately.France depends on nuclear energy the 80 percent of electricity supply. They need nuclear plants to support their economic infrastructure. But we can not understand the reason why they operate nuclear weapon plants.There is no relation between the reason they need nuclear energy and the reason they have nuclear weapon.They must stop investing fair amont of money on nuclear weapons and concentrate investing the money on safety technology of nuclear power plants.

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