Accident (chemical) at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant

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Accident (chemical) at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant




by Christophe » 05/09/12, 18:01

Chemical incident at the Fessenheim nuclear power station, at least two injured

A chemical reaction would be at the origin of the incident in the oldest power station in France. "It's a small problem", assures EDF.

An incident left several injured on Wednesday September 5 at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in Haut-Rhin. The firefighters "are in the process of intervention, with about fifty men on the spot", indicates an officer of the Codis, "according to the first information, there are victims, but we do not know more about it. 'instant. "

The prefecture for its part affirms that the incident was caused by "a release of hydrogen peroxide vapor produced by the injection into a tank of hydrogen peroxide which reacted with the water".

A spokesperson for EDF reports two people "slightly burned through their gloves" after "a release of steam which undoubtedly started the fire systems". "It is not a fire, it is a small problem", she added, which took place "in auxiliary buildings of the nuclear zone, but not in the building of the reactor".

Dilapidated facilities

If it is still early to decide on the causes of the disaster, the "Network Sortir du nuclear" stresses however that "something happened that should not have happened". "Nuclear power is a real danger, even for plant employees," said Charlotte Mijeon, spokesperson, joined by "Le Nouvel Observateur". The other concern is based on the fact that the incident is of chemical origin and that the two employees were injured by hydrogen peroxide vapors. "These substances are handled regularly by EDF," recalls Charlotte Mijeon, who also stresses that this incident may be due to the dilapidated nature of the facilities as well as to the deterioration of the working conditions of the employees.

The Fessenheim plant is the oldest in the French nuclear power plant. Installed on the banks of the Rhine, it includes two 900 megawatt reactors which were commissioned in 1977, initially for a period of 30 years. The plant must be closed by 2017, according to a campaign pledge from President François Hollande. A closure to which his opponent Nicolas Sarkozy was opposed: "If Fessenheim had been insecure, I would have closed it. Fessenheim is secure, we will leave it open," he said during the campaign.

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Uh I'm wrong where there is still foutage gu *** literaire? When there are injured people, we are talking about an accident and not an incident ... right? Except maybe in the nuclear jargon? : Mrgreen:
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by Christophe » 06/09/12, 12:03

Seen on Twitter:

The proof that nuclear power is safe: Homer Simpson has been working in a nuclear power plant for 20 years and it is normal: yellow with 4 fingers


: Cheesy:
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by sen-no-sen » 06/09/12, 12:57

Hopefully this "incident" speeds up the closure of the plant.
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by seb1000 » 06/09/12, 21:45

it's clear !
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by Christophe » 14/09/12, 11:39

Friday September 14 - 11:24 a.m.

François Hollande announces the closure of the Fessenheim plant at the end of 2016.
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by razputin » 20/11/12, 15:18

Incident here, accident there, that's not all that will alarm industrialists and politicians (except a few rare countries).
Just see the tsunami in Japan with the fukushima power station. Incredible damage, dead everywhere and a few months later ... hop no more media spoke of it. Do not show the dangers to the people: everything .... goes ..... well!
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