Explosion Kills One At French Nuclear Waste Plant, No Radiation Leaks Reported
No radioactive leaks have been found following an explosion Monday at a nuclear-waste facility in southern France that killed one person and injured four others — including one person who was left with serious burns.
None of the injured were exposed to radiation, and the cause of the blast remains unknown, according to a statement from France’s Nuclear Safety Authority. The explosion was said to be under control within an hour of the blast that occurred shortly about 12:37 p.m.
The explosion took place within an industrial oven used at the nuclear-waste processing facility called Centraco. The facility is located alongside a nuclear site, Marcoule, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region near the Mediterranean Sea.
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