French minister: “There was no nuclear accident” on submarine | AFP

France’s minister of the armed forces insists there was “no nuclear accident”, after a fire broke out on a nuclear submarine on Friday morning. The vessel “La Perle” had been undergoing renovations in a drydock in Toulon when the incident happened. Firefighters extinguished the blaze after 14 hours. Minister Florence Parly says there were no casualties and no risk of radiation because the nuclear fuel had been removed. SOUNDBITE

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