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Fire at nuclear power plant near Geneva

National News // June 21, 2017

Emergency services were alerted after a fire broke out at a French nuclear power station just 70 km from Geneva.

SeeSchloss Fire at nuclear power plant near Geneva

The Bugey power plant is a pressurized water reactor – but it has been shut down since August last year for maintenance.

The French power company EDF says a part of the roof caught fire while workers were repairing it using a blow torch.

The French nuclear safety inspectorate were immediately informed and radiation sensors around the region are being regularly checked. So far there is no sign of any radioactive leak. 

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