According to initial reports there is no risk of contamination.
A MASSIVE explosion at a French nuclear power plant near the Channel Islands has reportedly left dozens injured. The blast occurred at Flamanville plant in northern France. According to initial reports there is no risk of contamination. Local media are reporting that the explosion occurred in the plant’s engine room and workers may be critically injured.
Emergency services are on the scene, but the extent of damage to the plant and injuries to workeers is unclear. The plant is located at Flamanville, Manche on the Cotentin Peninsula, near the British border. The blast is said to have occurred outside the nuclear zone and there is not any nuclear risk. Mayor of Les Pieux in Flamanville Jacques Lepetit told French media the situation, which happened at around 10am local time, had been contained.
The plant has been taken offline.An explosion has occurred at Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant, in France’s north-west, officials told local media, adding that several people were slightly injured after inhaling the fumes, though there is no nuclear risk.
The incident occurred at 4:00 EST (9:00 GMT) in an engine room, Ouest-France newspaper reported.
At least five people have been slightly injured inhaling the fumes caused by the blast, AFP reports citing sources in the prefecture