The Tricastin Nuclear Power Center is a collection of sites run by Areva and EDF located in 4 different communes.
On July 8th, 2008, French officials announced after a long delay that some 7,925 Gallons (30.000 litres) of Uranium solution containing 12g Natural uranium/litre have been accidentally released into the ground. A tank had been filled with the Uranium solution although the tank's containment was not functional due to repair work. For some reason the Uranium solution spilled over and trickled into the ground. Respective polution was found in small rivers nearby Gaffière, Rhone and Lauzon.
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