13 September, 2011

Marcoule Nuclear Plant

Stop press.  Today 12 September 2011 as we were passing the Marcoule nuclear plant when a siren went off.  Denny and I joked that the siren indicated a nuclear explosion.  If the lack of water could not stop us then only a nuclear explosion could finally put and end to our trip through the French canals.
Never tempt fate!
There was an explosion at the plant at the very time we passed.  Fortunately it was an industrial accident not a nuclear accident so the chances of radiation are very low although the wind was blowing in our direction.  We continued down the Rhone and am now at l,Ardoise on our way to Avignon and Port St Lois.
More on the last step of our trip later but for now we are fine.

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