We will add news here as we find it later. We figure the “no risk” line is a fantasy.
France has had horrible storms and wide power outages from them.
Feb. 4 – The Watchers – 250 000 homes without power after powerful storm hits France
The Daily Mail [UK] – Five workers suffering from ‘sickness’ after explosion at French nuclear power plant close to the English Channel
- The blast occurred in the boiler room of the Flamanville plant at 10am today
- There is no immediate nuclear risk at the plant, according to French officials
- The fire was brought under control and five construction workers felt ill
- It is the latest in a string of setbacks for the plant where a man died in 2011
NOTE: some graphic explosions on YouTube are footage from China – not France with a wrong label.
Flamanville nuclear power plant explosion: Panic after blast at EDF plant in north-west France – talks about ‘problems’ with the steel at the NPP.
“. . . The blast took place in the engine room at the Flamanville plant, which lies 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of the port of Cherbourg and just across from the Channel Islands.
“It is not a nuclear accident,” senior local official Jacques Witkowski told AFP.
He said a ventilator had exploded outside the nuclear zone at the plant, which has been in operation since the 1980s. . .”
France: Fire at nuclear power plant takes reactor off grid, operator says no associated nuclear risk
“A fire caused an explosion at the Flamanville nuclear power plant in northwest France on Thursday, leading the operator EDF to take a reactor offline, but there was no risk to the reactor, EDF and a local official said on Thursday.
The state-owned firm said a fire in the turbine hall caused the explosion in a “non-nuclear” part of the power station.”
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