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 French Reactor Blast - Flamanville Nuclear Plant 
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An explosion and fire have occurred at the Flamanville nuclear plant on France's northern coast but there was no nuclear risk, officials say. "It is a significant technical event but it is not a nuclear accident," senior local official Olivier Marmion told AFP news agency.

Five people reported feeling unwell but none was seriously injured. Flamanville has two nuclear reactors. A third one under construction is the model for a new reactor in the UK. The cause of the blast was not immediately known.

One of the older reactors was shut down after the blast which, according to Ouest-France newspaper, happened in a machine room at about 10:00 (09:00 GMT). The incident was declared over at 11:00.


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Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:06 am
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If truly there is nothing to be concerned about, why do they give no details?

The five people that felt "unwell" was a result of what...smoke, fear, radiation?

If this "significant technical event" was not serious, why was a reactor shutdown as a result?

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