Monday, September 12, 2011

Updated: Explosion at French Nuclear-Waste Plant Leaves One Dead, 4 Hurt

Update at 8:28 a.m. ET: The Associated Press quotes the French nuclear safety body as saying one person has been killed in the explosion of an oven at Marcoule nuclear plant, but there have been no radioactive leaks.
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From Bloomberg:
An explosion at a nuclear-waste plant in the south of France left one person dead and four people injured, according to Electricite de France, which operates the site.

EDF said there was no radioactive or chemical leak at the plant at Marcoule in Le Gard. The fire at a furnace at the plant is under control, said Carole Trivi, a spokeswoman for the Paris-based company....MORE