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Explosion at French nuclear plant, 'no radiation risk'

Feb 09, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Senior local official Jacques Witkowski says a ventilator had exploded outside the nuclear zone at the plant Five people suffer smoke inhalation but there were no serious injuries

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 16, 2016 shows the reactor Flamanville 3 in the construction site of the third-generation European Pressurised Water nuclear reactor (EPR) in Flamanville, northwestern France.   An explosion at a nuclear power station in northern France on February 9, 2017 caused minor injuries but happened outside the plant's nuclear zone and posed no risk of contamination, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU