TRACES of radioactive material have been unearthed by construction workers at the Flamanville nuclear site – less than 30 miles from Jersey’s coast. The incident has been reported to the French nuclear regulator ASN – the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire – and has been classed as a ‘Significant Environmental Event’. Employees were said to have been in the process of clearing 8,700 tons of non-nuclear waste as part of a larger project to build a car park, when they came across nearly 100 suits used by technicians working in zones exposed to nuclear activities. A spokesman for the plant said that the construction had been stopped following the incident and that some of the waste had been in the ground since 1989.
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