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A Hot Issue - France probes second nuclear leak

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A Hot Issue - France probes second nuclear leak


French nuclear inspectors have gone to the site of the country’s second radioactive leak in a week-and- a-half. France’s giant nuclear firm Areva reported the escape on a site at Romans-sur-Isère in south-eastern France.

A spokesman for the French Nuclear Safety Authority, said the fault could date back several years. Charles-Antoine Louet said: “Uranium has polluted a technical tunnel, but our inspectors report that it’s confined there and has had no impact on the environment.”

Areva said the failed pipe, that links a workshop manufacturing radioactive fuel to a uranium treatment station, has been shut down.

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