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30 years of fallout: Chernobyl and nuclear power (part 1)

30 years ago today, a botched safety test led to the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in eastern Ukraine. France, with its 58 nuclear reactors, is particularly sensitive to this story. François Hollande reiterated a promise to close the oldest one at Fessenheim but no firm date is set. What future for atomic energy? And could the next Chernobyl be on purpose? It's a serious question since Belgian authorities revealed that the Brussels attackers had considered targeting nuclear plants.

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Christopher DAVIS.

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