France: Explosion at Flamanville nuclear plant, no contamination danger

The construction site of the third-generation European Pressurised Water nuclear reactor (EPR) in Flamanville, France.
An explosion occurred at French utility EDF’s Flamanville nuclear plant on Thursday however there was no related nuclear danger, a neighborhood authorities official stated on Thursday.

A report in Ouest France newspaper stated there could also be some accidents. M6 radio stated 5 folks have been barely injured.

“It’s a important technical occasion however it isn’t a nuclear accident,” senior native official Olivier Marmion instructed AFP following the blast.

Officers on the state-backed firm’s Paris headquarters had no speedy remark and native officers on the plant in western France couldn’t be instantly reached for remark.

The 1,300 MW every Flamanville 1 and a pair of reactors have been construct within the 1980s. A brand new reactor is being constructed on the web site however the explosion didn’t happen there, a spokeswoman stated.

The nuclear security authority ASN stated it had no data and couldn’t instantly remark.

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