BBC News – France nuclear: Marcoule site explosion kills one

Posted by Trish Riley, September 13, 2011


One person has been killed and four injured, one seriously, in a blast at the Marcoule nuclear site in France.

There was no risk of a radioactive leak after the blast, caused by a fire near a furnace in the Centraco radioactive waste storage site, said officials.

The owner of the southern French plant, national electricity provider EDF, said it had been “an industrial accident, not a nuclear accident”.

The cause of the blast was not yet known, said the company.

via BBC News – France nuclear: Marcoule site explosion kills one.

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