Title: AFP: Radioactive fluid leaks at French nuclear reactor
Date: April 5, 2012
Radioactive cooling fluid leaked at a French nuclear reactor [in Penly on the English Channel near the port of Dieppe] Thursday following two small fires, but the spillage was safely collected in special tanks, officials said. [...]
The reactor continued to be cooled properly and teams were working to lower the water pressure, the company said. [...]
It was not clear what caused the fires but the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said firefighters had found small pools of burning oil but quickly extinguished the flames.
“These were pools of a few dozen square centimetres,” said agency spokeswoman Evangelia Petit, adding the authority would make an inspection of the site Friday.
The ASN said in a statement that it had provisionally put the event at level 1 on the international INES scale [...]
The agency said it was lifting the crisis situation that had been put in place on Thursday evening. [...]
Read the report here
Published: April 5th, 2012 at 9:29 pm ET