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explosion at France's Flamanville nuclear reactor site

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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:15 AM
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telegraph.co.uk..
Just in.
Event started around 9:00 GMT


everal people are reported injured after an explosion at a nuclear power station in northwestern France but regional authorities said that there was no nuclear risk. The explosion happened at around 10am local time in the machine room of the EDF Flamanville nuclear plant near the port of Cherbourg and the Channel Islands. Medical and emergency teams have been sent to the plant


Do hope it is nothing bad!
Interesting to note this happened soon after a 3.3 Earthquake occurred very close by not 30minutes before...: RSOE EDIS




posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:24 AM
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Curious as to the cause of the explosion...

Seems odd that it was not mentioned...



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:26 AM
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originally posted by: Dimens
telegraph.co.uk..
Just in.
Event started around 9:00 GMT


everal people are reported injured after an explosion at a nuclear power station in northwestern France but regional authorities said that there was no nuclear risk. The explosion happened at around 10am local time in the machine room of the EDF Flamanville nuclear plant near the port of Cherbourg and the Channel Islands. Medical and emergency teams have been sent to the plant


Do hope it is nothing bad!
Interesting to note this happened soon after a 3.3 Earthquake occurred very close by not 30minutes before...: RSOE EDIS


According to BFM news over here on TV and on their website all is under control and did not happen in a nuclear zone but in one of the machinery rooms.

5 people slightly intoxicated by fumes and the incident is over.

All they are saying was that a fire started that caused a detonation and that local crew put the fire out before the fire brigade arrived.

www.bfmtv.com...

ETA : The reactor number 1 has been shut down for security inspection measures.

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edit on 9-2-2017 by Lagomorphe because: Phrase added



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:36 AM
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I just want to note the odd timing regarding this event.
Yesterday at around eleven local time there was an explosion at a Paris subway.
" electrical failure " or something.

with the elections in France, it wouldn't surprise me one bit they are withholding terror related events.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:37 AM
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originally posted by: Belgianbeer
I just want to note the odd timing regarding this event.
Yesterday at around eleven local time there was an explosion at a Paris subway.
" electrical failure " or something.

with the elections in France, it wouldn't surprise me one bit they are withholding terror related events.


Christ the MSM over here in France kept that one quiet...

Just been reading up and found that the explosion at the metro station was due to an electrical arc : www.lci.fr...

Google translator is your friend.

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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: Belgianbeer

I was wondering the same thing...
It would be much harder to get into the reactor buildings... It crossed my mind an attack on a mechanical building could be an attempt to set off an incident through failure...
edit on 9-2-2017 by 5StarOracle because: Word



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Belgianbeer

I saw that too, it is possible oc it is unrelated but the events are unfolding very close to each other which does raises suspicion.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: Dimens

So, to be clear, there is not currently a nuclear incident occuring? Because the link you provided to the RSOE EDIS page, suggests that this is a nuclear incident, but all reporting on the topic states that it is not technically a nuclear incident, because no nuclear material has thus far been affected by events, and there is no particular reason to expect that status to change.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 07:01 AM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Dimens

So, to be clear, there is not currently a nuclear incident occuring? Because the link you provided to the RSOE EDIS page, suggests that this is a nuclear incident, but all reporting on the topic states that it is not technically a nuclear incident, because no nuclear material has thus far been affected by events, and there is no particular reason to expect that status to change.


Definately not a nuclear incident being reported here in France.

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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 07:02 AM
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Thanks for the heads up.

Just tagging this for later in the event other information occurs.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 07:11 AM
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Some of these older Nuclear plants such as the Wolf Creek plant in the US are facing re-certification issues extending their operational licensing from 40 to 60 years. The recert process in France might be similar.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Dimens

Hope everyone involved in the explosion is ok!


The real question on everyone's mind through was there any containment breach or particulate radioactive matter released in this explosion???



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 07:18 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: Dimens

Hope everyone involved in the explosion is ok!


The real question on everyone's mind through was there any containment breach or particulate radioactive matter released in this explosion???


Did you read my responses?

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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 11:44 AM
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a reply to: Lagomorphe

Video released of large explosion. Looks bad. Hope they are being truthful about the damage.




posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Video released of large explosion. Looks bad. Hope they are being truthful about the damage.




Apparently this is not footage of Flamanville but rather an older incident, possibly in China.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: Lagomorphe

Video released of large explosion. Looks bad. Hope they are being truthful about the damage.



I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure the guy making the video spoke Japanese.

...went to youtube to view it, but it thought I wasn't old enough and required a sign in?


ETA; Google maps indicates by comparison to video that that is the place where video originates from...
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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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a reply to: EvillerBob

I saw the video on the AP news feed. My apologies everyone. Too late to edit it.



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:14 PM
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Still a good up to the minute news catch.


But the Japanese have been secretive about their problem, so do we know enough to sign off on the official story here?

VF



posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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originally posted by: VenatiusFortunatus


But the Japanese have been secretive about their problem, so do we know enough to sign off on the official story here?

VF

I could be wrong about the guy's language...the event occurred where OP states, France.
The guy could be 'from' anywhere.

I'd say the video is authentic without going to youtube and see if any subsequent videos emerge.
transcript from;


0:00The incident occurred around 945 hours this morning in a
0:04Delimited from the flamanville plant a fire broke out
0:07Triggered as a result of overheating of a fan
0:10We had a fire start in the production unit number one hour
0:14Therefore located in the non-nuclear part of the installation in the
0:16Machine room is in no way an explosion and what
0:20Evidently the essential thing is that we have no victim none
0:24injured
0:25And no impact on the environment or on nuclear safety thirty
0:28Of people working in the engine room time of the event
0:31All were evacuated and five of them were slightly
0:34Inconvenienced by the smoke the other employees of the site were confined
0:38For two hours it is necessary to say either one is in all
4:41Buildings and fingers joins two regrouping points
0:44So I ask the hours
0:45But for victims forgotten for two hours
0:47The production of reactor number one has been reduced in intensity without being
0:51stopped
0:52This incident is not the first in flamanville in 2015 a release of
0:56Non-radioactive smoke
0:57With the triggering of an emergency plan
1:00At the end of that year the two reactors had to be stopped at
1:04Following a Transformer Problem
1:06Flamanville is also known for its third third reactor
1:10Generation under construction since 2007 and whose cost has more than
1:14Tripled since the start of construction


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posted on Feb, 9 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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France has a lot of redundancy in their nuclear power program and other than flooding the plants have been fairly safe. The Blayais Nuclear Power Plant further south was commissioned in 1981 so it should be up for re-certification soon. Probably they are running the stories about the Fukushima ocean contamination for the same meme. Does make the scope of the event a little more global..



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