法國弗拉芒維爾核電廠（Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant）稍早前傳出爆炸，目前救援團隊已前往現場，已有5人因為吸入毒氣而中毒，但沒有核能相關的危險。
An explosion took place in the northern French nuclear power station, Flamanville. According to the French authorities, there is no risk of radiation because the explosion occurred outside the atomic range. Five people suffered poisoning. A reactor was run down.
In a nuclear power plant in the north of France, an explosion occurred around 9:40 am. This was announced by French authorities. However, there is no nuclear risk.
Five people suffered smoking poisoning, but there were no serious injuries. "It is a significant technical incident, but not an nuclear accident," a government official said. At twelve o'clock the incident was declared to be over.
According to French media, the state-owned operator EDF (Électricité de France) said that it had no impact on the safety of the installation or on the environment. The initiator of the detonation had been a fire in the machine room of the headquarters, which had immediately been brought under control by the employees. The arriving firemen also confirmed that the fire had already been extinguished. The authorities suspect that an overheated fan has triggered the fire.
There are two reactors in Flamanville, a third being built there. The commune is located in the department of Manche, which is part of the Normandy region.