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Energy firm says water leak stopped at nuclear plant


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Energy firm says water leak stopped at nuclear plant

A water leak at a French nuclear plant has been stopped according to the company that operates the facility.

EDF said the reactor will remain closed for several days. So far there has been no confirmation of the development by the authorities.

Fire crews were called the plant at Penly near Dieppe yesterday after two small fires broke out and smoke escaped from the facility.

No one was hurt in the incident and EDF said there have been no consequences for the environment.

The plant has two pressurized reactors which are cooled using water from the sea.

EDF said a release of smoke automatically shut down reactor number two.

France gets 75 per cent of its electricity from nuclear power but the future of the industry has become a focus of argument.

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