FRENCH NUKE PLANT BLOWS, KILLS
1 dead after fire at French nuclear waste site; No radiation was discharged, company says
Tara Patel, September 13, 2011 (Bloomberg News via Boston Globe)
"An explosion and fire [August 12] at a French nuclear-waste processing site killed one person and injured four, heightening concern about safety risks from atomic energy after the disaster in Japan six months ago."
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"There was no chemical or radioactive discharge from the Centraco plant in the town of Codolet in southern France…[according to] Electricite de France…Europe’s biggest power producer, which also operates France’s 58 nuclear reactors, treats low-level radioactive waste at the plant about 80 miles northwest of Marseille, the country’s second-biggest city. France depends on nuclear reactors for about three-quarters of its power needs, the most of any country…"