BREAKING NEWS: Officials Fear Radiation Leak After Explosion Rocks Nuclear Plant in France


French officials have reported an explosion at the Marcoule nuclear plant near the city of Nimes in southern France. Officials confirm there is a risk of a radiation leak.

One person was killed and three injured in the blast that occurred in an oven used to recycle plutonium from nuclear weapons. The plant – which houses three decommissioned nuclear reactors – is owned by Socodei, a subsidiary of energy giant EDF.

According to an official from the Atomic Energy Commissariat (CEA): “For the time being nothing has made it outside.” A security perimeter has been established around the site.

Nimes has a population of approximately 150,000.

We will continue to report on this developing story as more details become available.

Read the report from the Herald Sun here:

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