Narbonne: the barrel that exploded on the Orano nuclear site comes from a military activity. More than a week after the accident that occurred on 19 September on the Malvési nuclear site at the Orano plant, the veil is gradually rising. On the occasion of the meeting of the Discharge Observatory held on Thursday, the factory officials responded, in a precise and detailed manner, to the questions asked by the environmental protection association Eccla presents around the table as well as elected officials, and representatives of the prefecture, sub-prefecture and Dreal. The bursting MUR drum (explosive uranium material) is part of a set of 221 drums that are divided into ten batches of different sizes. They arrived on the Narbonne site in the late 1980s from a company related to military activities. They have been stored on site for all these years. It is only recently that the company, which is gradually cleaning the site, has launched their inspection to determine their future.
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