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Explosion At French Nuclear Site Kills One 262

syngularyx writes "An explosion took place in an oven Monday at the Marcoule nuclear site near the city of Nimes in the south of France. From the article: 'One person was killed and three were injured in the explosion, following a fire in a storage site for radioactive waste, Le Figaro newspaper said. It is a major site involved with the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. emergency services said.'" Update: 09/12 16:20 GMT by S : Changed headline and summary to reflect that there seems to be no risk of a leak.
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Explosion At French Nuclear Site Kills One

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  • Re:From Here : (Score:4, Interesting)

    by jellomizer (103300) on Monday September 12, 2011 @09:00AM (#37376224)

    I am a big supporter of nuclear Energy and I think a lot of the world has an irrational fear of nuclear energy. However to ignore and not respects the dangers of it too is just as irresponsible. Part of the reason for Nuclear Energy Safety is the fact that people do have a healthy fear of it. Preventing people from cutting corners on safety.

  • by Chrisq (894406) on Monday September 12, 2011 @09:50AM (#37376712)
    Also, if you had a starship that could travel to Alpha Centauri killing half the passengers it would be the safest form of transport - when measured by the aircraft industry standard terms of deaths per passenger mile.

    (If you think this is off-topic - think about it some more)

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