SWR (German public television broadcaster), 2013 (emphasis added):
25:00 in — The dumping of nuclear waste in the sea was banned worldwide in 1993, yet the nuclear industry has come up with other ways. They no longer dump the barrels at sea; they build kilometers of underwater pipes through which the radioactive effluent now . . . → Read More: TV: Plutonium being pumped into ocean through miles of underwater pipes — Nuclear waste left lying on beach — Kids playing on sand where machines scoop up plutonium each day — Alarming test results 1,000% legal limit (VIDEO & PHOTOS)
Title: How did Fukushima-Dai-ichi core meltdown change the probability of nuclear accidents? Source: Available from the INIS Liaison Officer for France Authors: Escobar Rangel, Lina; Leveque, Francois Date: October 2012
How to predict the probability of a nuclear accident using past observations? What increase in probability the Fukushima Dai-ichi event does entail? [...] We . . . → Read More: Study on IAEA website: Core meltdown risk now around 1,000% higher because of Fukushima — Engineer: Nuclear disaster “a certainty” over next 30 years in Europe
Fox News: Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant
The Guardian: Greenpeace activists break into EDF nuclear power plant in France
Voice of America: French Authorities Arrest Activists After Nuclear Plant Break-in
FRANCE 24: [...] Plant bosses and the Ministry of the Interior were quick to say that the protesters had failed to reach . . . → Read More: Mass break-in at nuclear plant — Officials: They failed to reach control room — Greenpeace: “If being physically able to touch reactors isn’t being in a sensitive place, I don’t know what is”
MarketWatch, June 7, 2013: 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. [...]
Wort.lu: No injuries from nuclear reactor fire [...] A fire broke out at a nuclear reactor close . . . → Read More: Photo: “Fire broke out at nuclear reactor” — “Plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance”
Title: Legacy Danger: Old Nuclear Waste Found in English Channel Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE Author: Nicola Kuhrt Date: April 12, 2013
German journalists have discovered barrels of radioactive waste on the floor of the English Channel [...] It was previously thought the material had dissipated [...]
[...] a new investigative report from the joint French-German . . . → Read More: High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)
Xinhua, March 1, 2013: Two Die, One Wounded in East France Nuclear Site [...] Two workers died and another was seriously injured on Thursday after a nacelle collapsed on the nuclear site of Cattenom in the eastern French town of Moselle, local media reported. [...] Citing the prefecture, the report added that the incident . . . → Read More: Reports: Two dead, one wounded at nuclear plant in France
Title: French doctors and radiologist jailed for radiation overdoses Source: Telegraph Date: 30 Jan 2013
Two doctors and a radiologist have been sentenced to 18 months in prison for their role in radiation overdoses that killed at least 12 people in France and left dozens seriously ill.
Overdoses were given to nearly 450 cancer . . . → Read More: Prison sentences for exposing people to radiation — Many deaths, serious health problems — Prosecutor: They desired to hide the truth from victims and to disguise their mistakes
Follow-up to: Reports: Gas nauseates northern France — Smell hits England, South Kent residents warned to keep windows closed — Leak not yet stopped — Football match postponed
Title: Smell of Gas Causes Alarm in Northern France Source: NY Times Author: SCOTT SAYARE Date: : January 22, 2013 at ~9:00p ET
[...] The fumes . . . → Read More: Updates: Leak in France continues — “May take days to clear up” — Top official headed to plant — Regional authorities put together crisis team — Police in Hastings, England suggest “Vicks on a tissue” (VIDEO)
Deutsche Welle: Factory leak nauseates northern France — A gas leak smelling like rotten eggs has alarmed residents across northern France. Authorities said the vapor was harmless, though emergency phone lines were inundated with complaints of nausea and headaches.
BBC News: A Rouen resident told Reuters news agency the stench pervaded his home; “You . . . → Read More: Reports: Gas nauseates northern France — Smell hits England, South Kent residents warned to keep windows closed — Leak not yet stopped — Football match postponed
Agence France-Presse, 11:32p:
A gas leak at a chemical plant in the Normandy city of Rouen could be smelt as far away as the French capital, over 100 kilometres (more than 60 miles) away, Tuesday but is “not toxic,” officials said.
A chemical substance at the Lubrizol company in Rouen became unstable causing gas . . . → Read More: Reuters: Gas causing strong odor over Paris and large areas in western France — Migraines, irritations, nausea near plant — Some in Paris report “very strong odor of diesel fuel”
Title: UPDATE 2-Enel pulls out from French EPR nuclear project Source: Reuters Author: Stephen Jewkes and Michel Rose Date: Dec 4, 2012 h/t Enformable
Last 24 hours have ‘killed’ French nuclear – analyst
French power group EDF received a new blow on Tuesday when Italy’s biggest utility Enel announced its has pulled out from . . . → Read More: Reuters: Last 24 hours have ‘killed’ French nuclear -Analyst — “It looks really bad”
Title: Accident at French nuclear plant Source: AFP Date: Sep 5, 2012
About 50 firefighters have been deployed, an official from the service said.
Title: Steam leak at EDF’s Fessenheim plant, no fire-EDF Source: Reuters Date: Sep 5, 2012 8:31pm IST
French power utility EDF said on Wednesday there was a steam leak at . . . → Read More: Reuters: Local fire brigade reported fire broke out at French nuke plant, officials deny — “Involuntary chemical reaction” — AFP: 50 firefighters deployed
(Subscription Only) Title: 2 injured after accident at France’s oldest nuclear power plant Source: Kyodo Date: Sept. 5
Two workers sustained a slight burn after a steam-leak accident at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant Wednesday in eastern France, a spokesperson of the French utility that operates the plant said.
There was no fire at . . . → Read More: AP: Steam blast at French nuclear plant — Kyodo: 2 employees burned, 6 others reportedly ill
Title: AFP: Radioactive fluid leaks at French nuclear reactor Source: AFP 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 . . . → Read More: AFP: Fires, radioactive fluid leak at French nuclear plant — Level 1 on INES scale… ‘provisionally’ — Small pools of burning oil
Title: New study links childhood leukaemia to nuclear power plant radiation Source: The Ecologist Author: Matilda Lee Date: Feb 15, 2012
[...] In the latest development in the debate over to what extent there is a link between childhood leukaemia and radiation from nuclear power plants, a French study has found a doubling . . . → Read More: Mag: Evidence linking nuclear plants to ill health increasingly compelling, “clear something is going” says prof. — UK gov’t blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise
Perhaps you remember this AFP report from last week: Freeze forces Germany to restart nuclear reactors: Report The cold snap gripping Europe has forced Germany, which last year decided to abandon nuclear power, to restart several reactors taken off line, the daily Handelsblatt reports in its Thursday issue.
It is now known the report . . . → Read More: Germany NOT restarting nuclear reactors due to cold as widely reported — In fact, now “massively exporting electricity” to help nuclear-powered France this winter -Reuters
Today, Syracuse University professor Thomas J. Csermely argued there is no increased risk of childhood cancer in the vicinity of nuclear reactors. Perhaps this recently published study in the International Journal of Cancer will help him when making such arguments in the future.
Title: Childhood leukemia around French nuclear power plants – the Geocap . . . → Read More: Study: 90% higher incidence of childhood leukemia around nuclear plants — Authors call for investigation -International Journal of Cancer
Child leukaemia doubles near French nuclear plants-study, Reuters, Jan. 11, 2012:
The incidence of leukaemia is twice as high in children living close to French nuclear power plants as in those living elsewhere in the country, a study by French health and nuclear safety experts [INSERM] has found.
“This is a result . . . → Read More: Reuters: Child leukaemia doubles near French nuclear plants says gov’t study — Result is statistically significant -IRSN expert
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Description: French police have battled anti-nuclear protesters as the last train carrying German nuclear waste treated in France set off on its journey home.
France detects radioactive iodine traces in air , Agence France Presse, Nov. 15, 2011:
[...] Concentrations of iodine 131 measuring a few microbecquerels per cubic metre were detected last week at four monitoring stations in northern and eastern France, the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) said.
“Although the presence of iodine . . . → Read More: “Quite Exceptional”: France reveals detection of iodine-131 — Says it could be from nuclear reactor
Nov. 7 — “François Hollande, the socialist candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections who has a hefty lead over Nicolas Sarkozy, the incumbent, has proposed cutting the nuclear sector’s share of electricity provision to just half by 2030 from 82 per cent today,” reports the Financial Times.
Hollande’s political party says, “France could replace . . . → Read More: French presidential candidate proposes massive cuts to nuclear industry — Holds large lead in polls over Sarkozy
The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) reveals the amount of radioactivity in the Oven, September 29, 2011:
After verification by the ASN, it appears that the smelter contained at the time of the accident, a load of about 4 tons of metal for an activity of about 30 MBq . . . → Read More: Nearly 500 times more radiation involved in explosion at Marcoule nuke plant than previously admitted — Level 1 on INES scale