Blast in French nuclear plant’s machine room; no radiation


This undated photo provided by Electricite de France (EDF), France's state-run utility company, shows the current nuclear plant of Flamanville, Normandy, France. French authorities say there has been an explosion in a nuclear power plant's machine room early on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, but that there is no leak of radiation. No injuries have been reported. (Pierre Berenger/EDF via AP)

This undated photograph gave by Electricite de France (EDF), France’s state-run service organization, demonstrates the current atomic plant of Flamanville, Normandy, France. French experts say there has been a blast in an atomic power plant’s machine room from the get-go Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, yet that there is no hole of radiation. No wounds have been accounted for. (Pierre Berenger/EDF by means of AP)


PARIS – A fire prompted to an impact in the machine room of an atomic power plant on France’s northwest drift on Thursday morning yet there was no radiation hole or setbacks, administrator EDF said.

EDF said staff at the Flamanville plant in Normandy promptly brought the fire under control. The reason for the fire, in the No. 1 reactor building, was not quickly clear.


The machine room lodging turbines that create power is a non-atomic region of the plant. There was no radiation spill thus of the fire or impact, EDF said.

EDF said the plant’s No. 1 reactor was in this manner detached from the framework — ordinary working method in such conditions.

Flamanville has two 1,300 megawatt reactors, the first in operation since 1985, and the second since 1986.

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