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Fire at Penly nuclear reactor in northern France

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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Fire at Penly nuclear reactor in northern France


www.bbc.co.uk

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.

It said 10 fire engines were working at the Penly site near Dieppe, where the reactor was shut down after the alarm was raised at 12:20 (11:20 GMT).

Nobody has been hurt in the incident, the company added.

France obtains 75% of its electricity from nuclear power and the industry's future has become a political issue
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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OMG.
How many more of this are we going to see. Reports a power station 20 miles from me had a leak. These things are dangerous. And perhaps its time to call it a day and look at something else.
There are other ways to create energy, but get thrown in the bin. We need something new. This is happening way to much these days. Hope everyone ok there!

PS: This is JUST broke.

www.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:48 AM
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LOL just posted my own thread about something in the US like this.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Hmm. Nuclear power. Always good to have a source of energy thats really scary.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Which way is the wind blowing?



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:51 AM
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Another power plant... these days every week there is a power plant going haywire.

Its my belief that this is happening all over the world because we are passing that galactic cloud. I think its shaking up atoms and particles and whatnot.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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What's also worrying is that the UK currently import 2000 megawatts a day from France (via English channel submarine cables) to cover our own generation shortfall. If this knocks out one of their generating plants and they don't have enough reserve generation to cover their own shortfall then there's a possibility of not being able to provide for us (and other countries they export to). What happens then...? Maybe power cuts at peak times.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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This is worrying, was there not a fire last year in a French plant as well?
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:16 AM
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Wow. A plant in CA and SC shut down, now one in France catches on fire. Also, at Fukushima, 12 tons of contaminated water may have escaped into the ocean...happened a few hours ago.



posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:29 AM
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Just down a quick search and got this list of plants that have shut down.

San Onofre
Beznau Unit 2
Unit 2 at Byron Generating Station
Indian Point
Penly 2
Catawba
Perry nuclear power plant

This search was quick but all this year and all appear to be cooling or fire related.
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 11:32 AM
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Everything is ok here guys. Here are the last news translated from French for you:


A fire alarm went off Thursday at the Penly nuclear power station (Seine-Maritime- France), due to smoke, and the reactor itself off, EDF announced.

"On 5 April 2012, at 00:20, a fire alarm was triggered by a smoke in a room located in the reactor building of the production unit No. 2 of the Penly nuclear power station. Security systems have switched normally and the reactor itself off, "said EDF in a statement.

"In addition, teams and resources are mobilized from the central (...). There are no injuries and the facilities are safe," the company said.

"Under the procedures, firefighters were notified and are already on site with a dozen emergency vehicles," the producer of electricity.

"The Nuclear Safety Authority, the regional prefecture, sub-prefecture of Dieppe and the Local Information (CLI) were immediately informed of this event," the statement said.

The president of the CLI, Serge Boulanger, told AFP he had been informed earlier this afternoon by EDF "a smoke at a pump power of water that would put smoking following a failure of oil, the level of the reactor chamber 2 ".

According to these reports, "there was smoke but no flames," said Mr. Boulanger.


Sorry for the badly done translation, roughly done by Google...



Source (in french)
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posted on Apr, 5 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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I thinks it going to become even more
of a concern as a lot of these nuclear
plants are getting old..



posted on Apr, 6 2012 @ 05:00 AM
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Another power plant... these days every week there is a power plant going haywire.

Yes, that's because their are hundreds of very very very complicated reactors located in varying conditions all around the world. And there are thousands of fossil fuel and renewable generators all around the would. Nothing is 100% reliable. Of course their will be issues - just like occasionally a car will break down.

As long as thousands of power plants exist then there will be an issue every single day if not every single hour with at least one of them. And there always will be.
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