A drone flew over a nuclear power plant located in the commune of Avoine, a few kilometers from Chinon, Sunday evening in the early evening. An investigation is underway. The Chinon nuclear power plant was overflooded by a drone on Sunday night. At around 8:20 pm, a small flying object was observed by a station employee. Thirty minutes later, the specialized gendarmes go to the scene, view the video surveillance images and confirm the employee’s testimony. A research device was launched by the soldier. No results so far. A complaint must be filed by the plant manager. The inquiry is conducted by the Chinon Research Brigade.
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A fire that broke out on the roof of a nuclear reactor at the Bugey plant in central-eastern France has been extinguished, operator EDF said on Monday, citing fire brigade officials. The fire began at the plant’s nuclear reactor number 5, some 35 kilometers from the city of Lyon, nuclear regulator ASN said earlier in a statement. EDF said in a separate statement there were no injuries or fatalities, while safety body IRSN said on Twitter that sensors had not picked up any increase in radiation.
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