Blast At French Nuclear Waste Plant Leaves One Dead
by: Eleanor Beardsley, NPR, September 12, 2011 2:09:00 pm
An explosion at a nuclear waste processing plant in France has left one person dead and four others injured - one seriously. The French nuclear authority says the blast was contained within a furnace, and there is no leak of radioactive material. The plant, which lies about 25 miles north of Avignon, is not involved in electricity production and has no nuclear reactors.