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'Several injured' in nuclear power plant explosion in the English Channel
There has been a large-scale explosion in the engine room of the Flamanville plant near Manche on the French side of the English Channel.
Local reports suggest the blast occurred just after 10 am this morning.
The Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant was established in the eighties, with two PWR reactors of 1300 MWe each put into operation in 1986 and 1987.
Explosion at #Flamanville nuclear power plant in #France sent mushroom clouds to sky
authorities: injuries but no risk of exposure pic.twitter.com/VpEjYixYmK
— Mahdi Khodabakhsh (@khodabakhsh24) February 9, 2017
According to the latest reports, the number of people injured is not yet known but there is no immediate risk for exposure.
More to follow...