1 Dead, 1 Injured Following Explosion At Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Facility In Marcoule, France

Monday, September 12, 2011
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden

Update: NO CONTAMINATION FROM EXPLOSION AT FRENCH MARCOULE NUCLEAR SITE – FRENCH POLICE: RTRS… hopefully the accuracy here is better than at Fukushima

The following story is very fluid and we are following closely. Minutes earlier shares of french EDF have come under selling pressure following broad headlines of a explosion at a French nuclear power plant. Here is what we have found so far:

From Midi Libre

An oven exploded this morning at around 11 h 45 in the reprocessing of nuclear waste Centraco (Central Nuclear processing and packaging), based in Marcoule, among Chusclan Codolet and, in the Gard.

The explosion, which resulted in no radiation leak, a source close to the investigation, killed a man found burned and injured four others, including one critically. The latter was evacuated by emergency helicopter to University Hospital Lapeyronnie in Montpellier.

The three injured were taken slightly more to the hospital in Bagnols-sur-Ceze.

No measure of containment of radioactivity has been established in the surrounding villages.

The police and firefighters at the scene of the accident at the time of writing…

The Rest…HERE

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