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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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.