Today, translated from Le Figaro (a conservative, pro-Sarkozy French daily):
Explosion on a nuclear site in the Gard department
12/09/2011 at 13:28
According to France 3 – Languedoc-Roussillon TV, there is one dead and three injured people. The accident reportedly occurred following a fire in a storage site for radioactive waste. A security cordon is in place.
Marcoule is a site with military links.
See also here on the disaster.
A Greenpeace activist on a motorised paraglider dropped a smoke bomb onto the roof of a French nuclear reactor near Lyon today to stimulate a political debate on nuclear power: here.
Japanese Fukushima Eye-Witnesses Challenge Capitol Hill Lawmakers and US Regulators to Stop Promotion of Nuclear Power: here.
Video: Experts say Fukushima ‘worse’ than Chernobyl: here.
Chilling preview of PBS Nature’s “Radioactive Wolves” episode shows Pripyat, a ghost city near Chernobyl: here.