Nuclear Event – Europe – France

EDIS Number: NC-20120405-34779-FRA
Date / time: 05/04/2012 15:52:35 [UTC]
Event: Nuclear Event
Area: Europe
Country: France
State/County: Seine-Maritime
Location: Dieppe [Penly Nuclear Power Plant]
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


Fire crews have been rushed to a nuclear reactor in northern France after an escape of smoke but the energy company EDF says the site is secure. It said 10 fire engines were working at the Penly site near Dieppe, where the reactor was shut down after the alarm was raised at 12:20 (11:20 GMT). Nobody has been hurt in the incident, the company added. France obtains 75% of its electricity from nuclear power and the industry's future has become a political issue.

Event updates:
Situation Update No. 2 on 2012-04-06 at 18:57:01.
Situation Update No. 1 on 2012-04-06 at 02:37:23.

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