Two hurt in French nuclear plant accident
on 05/09/2012 17:10:49
Power company EDF denied reports of a fire at the Fessenheim plant in eastern France. The workers were apparently caught in an escape of steam.
The company said the incident occurred during routine maintenance.
Six others were reportedly slightly injured and local authorities said the incident was "the beginning of a fire."
Anti-nuclear campaigners have long pushed for the closure of the Fessenheim plant and warned of safety risks.
France relies on nuclear energy more than any other country for its electricity needs.