Fire at nuclear reactor in France

Not just for Plant Vogtle anymore: this nuclear reactor site fire was at one of EDF’s flagship plants at Cattenom, Lorraine, France, on the Moselle River.

ENENews quoted MarketWatch yesterday, Photo: “Fire broke out at nuclear reactor” — “Plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance”

French state-controlled power group Electricite de France SA said Friday a fire started on a transformer at its nuclear plant in Cattenom, eastern France, adding that it was outside the nuclear-processing area.

A picture tweeted from France:

At least nobody died this time, unlike at the same French nuke a few months ago. ENENews 28 February 2013, Reports: Two dead, one wounded at nuclear plant in France

Fox Business: French nuclear safety watchdog Autorite de Surete Nucleaire said Thursday two workers were killed and another badly injured at one of Electricite de France SA’s (EDF.FR) nuclear plant in the east of France. […]

That’s not counting the deaths in the French war in Mali for uranium in Niger.

It’s just as well EDF didn’t get to build a new nuke at Calvert Cliffs, Maryland.

-jsq

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