Published: September 22nd, 2011 at 5:54 pm ET
Paris covers the radioactive source Marcoule accident, Publico (Spain), September 18, 2011:
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Contrary to the official version, the victim was irradiated. His coffin was specially shielded antirradiactivo and family could not bring the body
After Monday’s crash in an oven radioactive civil and military nuclear complex at Marcoule, a spokesman for the power giant EDF said it was an incident ” industrial, non-nuclear . ” In turn, the French Minister of Industry, Eric Besson said flatly that there was “no radioactive risks.” According to information provided by the Publico.es on the ground what happens is exactly the opposite: the family has not been anywhere near the irradiated body of the employee who died in the accident, which an autopsy was not done, the family mourned coffin and friends and was buried yesterday wearing a antirradiactivo internal shielding, and crashed into the hangar, now sealed, just enter specialized police protection combinations.
Yesterday took place in the municipality of Chusclan, funerals in memory of José Marín, the employee of 51 years and of Spanish origin who died in a full blown ceremony on Monday, which the prosecutor has called ” volcano erupting “: four tons of radioactive scrap metal in fusion that exploded in the oven Socodei firm, the subsidiary of EDF, which operates the plant Centraco, incineration unit, merger and Marcoule waste conditioning.
The locals do not agree with the Government’s version
The French government and EDF, relying on measurements taken around the plant, have argued that there is no radioactivity in the area, and have even publicly defended the idea that one can not speak, or even of a nuclear accident.
But the people of this region do not agree with the official version. The inhabitants of this area for 50 years talking about behind closed doors and family of cancer cases among professionals in the complex and the risks of radiation.
Everyone talks. Including local police, with whom he could converse public this week. “Fortunately, we have a command of industry that protected us, gave us orders not to enter, and wait for our colleagues specialized risk units Nuclear-Radiological-Chemical-Bacteriological (NRBC),” explains one of the first guards who came the accident, on Monday around noon.
The body of Joseph Martin was extracted by specialized police
Sources of the judicial investigation for “manslaughter and involuntary injuries”, by the specialized gendarmerie headed by three judges, this newspaper reported that the body of José Marín “remained inside the hangar more than 48 hours (up to Wednesday night) with radioactive shrapnel in the body. ”
Confirmed that the body was removed by police units NRBC Paris and Marseille, and authorization was obtained for the Prosecutor not to proceed with the autopsy. And finally, also confirmed that the coffin was delivered to the family, and was veiled in the church of Chusclan since Friday, was sealed with a “protection antirradiactiva light” within. Thus, no one will have seen or been measurements over the body of the deceased.
“The only way to expose the body had been previously performed in the decontamination operation , de facto impracticable because it would lead to melt the body itself, “explains one of the gendarmes responsible for the investigation, trying to understand the senselessness of situation.
Nobody has been able to make measurements of radioactivity in the victim
So the first secret hide the reassuring statements of EDF and the French Government refers to the deceased worker’s body, buried yesterday.
The second secret is seriously wounded the body of a young worker at the plant that also took the impact, although less direct and less massive, molten shrapnel to 1,300 degrees. It lies between life and death, with third-degree burns on 85% of his body. Was removed from the hangar Monday by a group of firefighters who risked his life , and then could not rescue the deceased.
The young man in critical condition, was immediately transferred to the specialized unit of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Montpellier neighbor. After being stabilized, was transferred to a military facility, the Percy Clamart in the Paris region. It is indeed one of the best in France in the treatment of burns, but its main feature is another: depends on the staff of the army.
The third secret, more disturbing is the failure to disclose the contents of the junk that was being burned and that had led to several incidents the week preceding the accident. Despite persistent questions of public , since even before the opening of the inquest, the direction of Socodei Centraco refused to explain who the customers whose radioactive waste was incinerated at the time.
Moreover, the authorities have refused to disclose the results of the analysis filters and sensors in the furnace chimney crashed before, during and after the disaster. Such data would indirectly know the nature of the junk that was being burned, and therefore civil or military nature.
A report by the Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Options (OPECST) 1997, broken furnace then under construction was primarily destined to incinerate the vast amount of waste that are in the Marcoule complex itself, the result of activities, mainly military, which have taken place there since 1958.
No less than three reactors producing plutonium for bombs (G1, G2, G3), a manufacturer of packaging of the nuclear explosive (UP1) and reactors for producing tritium bombs (Celestin) have generated 4,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal ingots , 4,000 tons of irradiated steel, 2000 tonnes of lead irradiated and irradiated concrete 1,100 tons, plus 553 tonnes of ash and minor actinides, fission products are highly toxic.
On May 26, 2009, it recalled that the Parliamentary Office Socodei oven, working by the piece, had become too small and that ” would have to work on a smelter project higher capacity “due to the influx of more than 130,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal new, caused by dismantling more threatening to cause a bottleneck in the world-nuclear country. [...]
See also: Authorities claim nuclear waste being processed during Marcoule explosion in France had radioactivity of only 17 becquerels/kg — 30 times less contaminated than what Japan considers safe to eat
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Published: September 22nd, 2011 at 5:54 pm ET