The explosion at the French nuclear power plant
On February 9, the Flemishville nuclear power plant in Lower Normandy nearly repeated the Chornobyl tragedy. Fortunately, it was all about light poisoning and a minor fire. At least, this version was voiced by the local authorities.
According to them, the cause of the explosion was a short circuit of the fan. They say that it also provoked a fire that broke out in the engine room of the unit. The prefecture says the fire did not reach the reactor. The explosion occurred outside the nuclear block.
However, five NPP employees were sent to the hospital. However, nothing serious threatens them, say the doctors. The victims were mild poisoning.
Instead, local authorities say there will be no radiation disaster.
Recall that the Flemanville nuclear power plant currently has two units, the third is in the construction phase.