Our Nuclear World: Nuclear Accidents Around the Globe

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James Corbett
September 18, 2011
09:30

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Our Nuclear World: Nuclear Accidents Around the Globe
by grtv

An explosion at the Marcoule nuclear site in France this week has once again focused world attention on the issue of nuclear safety.

The blast, which took place in a furnace used to melt metallic waste from the plant, killed one worker and injured four, but France's Nuclear Safety Authority was quick to stress that there had been no radiation leaks as a result of the explosion.

These assurances did little to assuage the fears of a public who are already on edge with concerns over the safety of nuclear power, however, and especially a French public who is wary of its own country's poor safety record and proneness to hiding information on safety concerns...

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