No injuries from French nuclear plant fires

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No injuries from French nuclear plant fires

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Two fires at a French nuclear plant have been put out without any injuries or release of radiation.

The Penly power plant, close to the English Channel port of Dieppe, is operated by French state utility EDF. The company said two pools of oil leaked from a pump into the cooling system and caught fire.

The plant’s number two reactor shut down automatically when smoke was detected inside one room.

Firefighters managed to get the fires under control on Thursday afternoon.

Local government officials were immediately informed about the incident. A further inspection is set to be held later on Friday.

France gets more than two-thirds of its electricity from 58 nuclear reactors across the country.