Explosion at nuclear site in southern France kills 1


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'Leak risk after explosion at French nuclear plant'

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.
The plant is in the Gard region.

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


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Explosion at nuclear site in southern France kills 1

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General view of Marcoule nuclear complex.


CTVNews.ca Staff

Date: Monday Sep. 12, 2011 9:11 AM ET

An explosion has rocked a facility in southern France that treats nuclear waste, but officials say there has been no leak of radiation.

One person was killed in the blast. Four other people were injured, one seriously.

L'Autorite de Surete Nucleaire, France's nuclear safety agency, says a furnace exploded at the Centraco nuclear waste treatment site. The blast was completely contained within the furnace, which is used to melt waste. It's still not known what caused the explosion.

ASN said there was no leak of radioactive material outside the furnace.

"According to initial information, the explosion happened in an oven used to melt radioactive metallic waste of little and very little radioactivity," the agency said in a statement.

The Centraco site us located next to the Marcoule nuclear plant, in Languedoc-Roussillon, near the Mediterranean Sea.

Officials from France's EDF power company, whose subsidiary operates Centraco, stressed there was no nuclear reactor on the site. It also noted that no waste treated at the site came from a nuclear reactor.

With 58 nuclear reactors serving a population of 65 million, France is the world's most nuclear-reliant country. The country has been carrying out stress tests on its reactors, in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

With reports from The Associated Press




Source: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStoriesV2/20110912/french-nuclear-plant-blast-110912/
 
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Explosion at French nuclear site kills one, no leak
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MARSEILLE, France | Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:03am EDT

(Reuters) - A furnace exploded at the Marcoule nuclear waste treatment site in southern France on Monday, killing one person, but there was no leak of radioactive material outside the furnace, France's ASN nuclear safety watchdog said.

Four other people were injured, one seriously, in the blast at the Centraco site, owned by French power utility EDF and adjacent to the Marcoule nuclear research center. The site does not house any nuclear reactors.

The furnace that exploded is used to melt waste with levels of radioactivity ranging from low to very high, ASN said.

It did not immediately give a reason for the blast but said it was completely contained within the furnace.

Police also said there was no contamination outside the site, which is about 30 km (18 miles) from the city of Avignon and about 80 km (50 miles) from the Mediterranean coast.

France -- the world's most nuclear-reliant country -- is carrying out stress tests on its 58 nuclear reactors in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

(Reporting by Jean-Francois Rosnoblet; Additional reporting by Marion Douet and Muriel Boselli in Paris; Writing by Catherine Bremer; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
 
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