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>> An explosion at a French nuclear power plant Thursday, but officials say there is no risk over radiation leak. State owned eDF said a fire in a machine room at the Flamanville plant caused the explosion in a non-nuclear part of the station. It added that the fire had been brought under control by its team there.
The effected reactor was disconnected from the grid, eDF said there were no injuries at the plant but five people were effected by fumes. The two Flamanville reactors, which each have an electricity generating capacity of 1,300 megawatts, were built in the 1980s. A new reactor is being built at the site but a spokeswoman said the explosion did not take place near the construction work.
The French Nuclear Safety Authority, ASN, said it had no information and could not immediately comment.