Explosion reported at Flamanville nuclear plant

 

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Flamanville is 40 km from Jersey

An explosion has been reported at the Flamanville nuclear power station.

Authorities are saying there is no risk of a radioactive leak following an explosion in a machine room.

No injuries have been reported.

The local government for the Manche region says that the blast at the Flamanville plant on France's northwest coast has been contained and managed.

Operator EDF said that there were no injuries and that a fire led to a blast in the machine room of one of the two nuclear reactors at Flamanville. EDF says that the fire was "immediately" brought under control.

 EDF added that the No. 1 reactor was disconnected from the grid.

 

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