Radioactive Leak Feared at French Plant
According to local reports, there may be a risk of radioactive leakage following an explosion at a French nuclear plant Monday morning that killed one person and injured three others. The explosion occurred after a fire broke out in a holding site for radioactive waste.
Though there is no evidence yet that radioactive materials have leaked, French officials have set up a security cordon in the area while they asses the risk.
The Marcoule plant, which does not have reactors on site but recycles weapons grade plutonium, is in Langedoc Roussillon near the Mediterranean Sea and has been active since the 1950s.