An explosion followed by a major fire took place on 6 December 2018 at the Advanced Nuclear Fuels plant in Lingen (Lower Saxony). This plant, located near the Emsland nuclear reactor in northwestern Germany, is owned by Framatome. Nuclear fuel elements are manufactured and sent to several countries, including France. As a spokesman for the plant later confirmed to the media Norddeutscher Rundfunk, the fire broke out in the laboratory of a manufacturing workshop , where the quality of the uranium is tested before shipment. This laboratory is located in the nuclear part of the facility. Although quickly controlled, the fire required the intervention of 150 firefighters from the area. The staff was evacuated. Since then, the plant has been idling.
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