Latest Tricastin Nuclear Power Center Stories

2008-07-19 09:00:34

World News IN BRIEF *PARIS A uranium leak that could date back several years has been found at a plant run by the nuclear power company Areva in Romans- sur-Isere, south-eastern France, officials said. Ministers said there was no environmental or health risk. The news came a day after the government ordered safety tests in all the country's 19 nuclear power plants following another leak at an Areva plant this month. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-07-18 09:00:41

French nuclear power group Areva has said that it will perform an internal enquiry in the wake of the incident that occurred on July 7, 2008, at the Socatri plant on the Tricastin nuclear power plant site in France. The incident occured during a draining operation at a water treatment installation, downstream from the enrichment facility and unrelated to the site's nuclear plants. The release into the environment was due to a leaktight fault in a hold-up tank. Areva said that the...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

French officials barred residents in three towns from using two rivers in southern France after waste containing uranium leaked into the waterways. The accident happened at the Tricastin nuclear site at Bollene, about 25 miles from Avignon, the BBC reported. Residents along the Gaffiere and Lauzon rivers were banned from fishing, using water from wells, swimming in the rivers or using river water for crops. The unenriched uranium was toxic but the French nuclear safety agency said the...

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