Friday, April 6, 2012

Fire at nuclear reactor in France

Fire crews have been rushed to a nuclear reactor in northern France after an escape of smoke but the energy company EDF says the site is secure.
Ten fire engines were sent to the Penly site near Dieppe, where the reactor was shut down after the alarm was raised at 12:20 (11:20 GMT).
Nobody was hurt, the firm said, and the incident had "no consequences for the environment".

France obtains 75% of its electricity from nuclear power and the industry's future has become a political issue.
Read more: BBC News


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