Originally posted by blackcat99
Is wondering which way the wind is blowing at the moment -
however does that mean one is inside?
No leak detected yet outside the plant
100 km 23 653 358population 299(density per km)
High risk of radiation now at the Marcoule nuclear power station in France. According to the French Nuclear Agency More when we get it..
Situation Update No. 6 Posted:2011-09-12, 12:05:00 [UTC] Ref.no.: NC-20110912-32304-FRA Situation Update No. 6 On 2011-09-12 at 12:20:06 [UTC] Event: Nuclear Event Location: France Province of Cótes-du-Rhõne Marcoule Nuclear Power Plant Bagnols-sur-Céze Number of Deads: 1 person(s) Number of Injured: 4 person(s) Situation: The blast occurred in an oven at the Marcoule nuclear site near the city of Nimes in the south of France, according to emergency services. One person was killed and three were injured in the explosion, according to Le Figaro newspaper. It hit the Centraco nuclear waste treatment centre belonging to the Socodei subsidiary of national electricity provider EDF, said a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA). "For the time being nothing has made it outside," a spokesman said. A security perimeter has been set up around the installation, firefighters said, without being able to provide further details. The site is partly used by French nuclear giant Areva to produce MOX fuel which recycles plutonium from nuclear weapons. Part of the process involves firing superheated plutonium and uranium pellets in an oven. Marcoule is a nuclear waste management site that does not include any reactors. Evangelia Petit of the Agency for Nuclear Safety said Monday an explosion had taken place but declined to provide any further details. Officials in the Gard region confirmed Monday's explosion but also said they could not give any more information.