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highlights the risks of being so close Nuclear power.

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Account. Also on the programme tonight, could parking Wars be the

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cause of thousands of pounds worth of damage in Jersey?

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Channel Island authorities say there's no risk to residents

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following an explosion at a nuclear power plant.

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The blast at Flamanville in Normandy was caused by a fire.

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Five people were treated but there were no serious injuries,

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and French officials say there's no danger of a radiation leak.

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Just before ten today a fire caused an explosion at Flamanville power

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plant in a machine room - five workers needed treatment

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The plant owners - EDF - said emergency services

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contained the fire quickly, and the generator was

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soon disconnected from the electricity grid.

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Flamanville is around 20 miles from the Channel Islands.

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While the islands aren't within the official risk zone,

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they're close enough that the authorities have procedures

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in place to try to protect residents in event of any disaster.

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But with the internet and social media, today's news emerged

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from French media sources long before any official word from Jersey

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The fire officer involved with emergency planning thinks

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We want to make sure the information we put out is correct obviously.

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There's lots of info in the public arena so it's one of the challenges,

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so one of the lessons from today is having set messages

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of reassurance we can put out, as opposed to just messages

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of what to do if there was an incident.

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And he says if there was a serious incident,

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islanders would be told to take shelter and stay indoors.

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People living around Flamanville get protective iodine tablets in case

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Why don't Channel Islanders get them too?

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we're not in the zone that requires iodine tablets but clearly

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we have the contingencies in place to make sure we know the right thing

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to do and people will be informed of the right thing

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On a clear day, you can see the power station

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from here on the north east coast of Jersey.

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And of course it's even closer from Alderney.

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And while authorities say today's explosion thankfully didn't lead

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to any radiation leak, it's a reminder of the importance

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of having emergency plans in place and just how close

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the Channel Islands are to any risk.

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Earlier I spoke to nuclear consultant John Large,

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who told me what he made of today's events...

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Well, there's not enough information coming out yet, we donate how

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serious it is and whether it affects the nuclear part of the plant -- we

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do not know. The history of nuclear accidents has shown through to

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Chernobyl, three mile Island, and most recently the Kashi mayor in

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Japan, is that generally authorities play down nuclear aspects at the

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beginning of the incident and the facts of the matter only come out

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rather later. This could be a serious incident which is yet to be

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fully reported. So, John, what kinds of safety plans should governments

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of the islands put in place? They would have to be comprehensive, they

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have to cater for the rest of the accident -- risk of the accident and

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scale of it. That means you have to have an information channel

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established with the French operator and French authorities. So, your

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government knows, in real-time, the accident develops and if there's a

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radioactive plume develops. It approaches, you need a comprehensive

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integrating account of the weather and atmospheric stability and the

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accident itself. And, what measures you have in place on the island to

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mitigate and countermeasure against radiation exposure. It's quite a

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complex system that needs to be modelled and put in place. John,

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knowing what you know, would you be happy to live in the Channel

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Islands? Well, I always dodged answering that question! The Channel

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Islands are a delightful place, I would be happy living there. Any

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man-made enterprise or structural or venture has risk. It's whether the

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people of the Channel Islands want to live with that risk. If they are

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properly informed and informed about the risk, then they can make a

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decision. Ten thousand pounds worth of damage

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has been caused to dozens of cars since October last year parked

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outside homes in St Helier. Jersey Police believe those

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responsible might be angry The 18 year old student was very

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proud of her Citroen. But that pride's been dented -

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by someone with a strong One day it just

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started getting keyed. I don't know why but I've

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got over 12 scratches, like key marks on my car

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on every surface. My friends are scared to come up

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and park by my house, I'm always the one to go and get

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them, or they have to park quite far away so they don't risk the chance

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of getting their nice cars And Molly's not the only person

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to have been affected in this area, I spoke to one woman on this street

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who told me her son's car was damaged, costing

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around ?400 to fix. And another woman told me

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she damaged her own car by trying to avoid a car that

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was illegally parked. And these are the issues

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causing tension. It's quite spread out,

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so we have 4 or 5 different seats of damage which makes it quite

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difficult to identify What we're asking people to do

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is take a calm approach to perhaps a vehicle that they find in front

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of their house, or in front of But then for that community

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and those people to keep a look out. We genuinely believe

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because of the way the offences are spread across this area that

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it's highly likely that whoever Plain clothed police

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officers will be working And if you know anything

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about who did this to Molly's car - and her neighbours' -

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you're asked to come forward. An Aurigny aircraft bound

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for Guernsey from Manchester had to do an emergency diversion

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to East Midlands because of a bad decision by the pilot, according

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to the Air Accident Investigation Earlier I asked our reporter

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Mike Wilkins what conditions Well we know snow was falling

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at Manchester Airport. The report says the crew had little

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experience of flying They made a decision that

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de-icing was 'probably The commander said, 'the snow

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doesn't appear to be sticking, so I think we can get away

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without de-icing.' Later he said he was prepared to have delayed

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departure if he believed The pilot did make a visible

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inspection of the aircraft and the report says

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he "optimistically thought any lying So, what happened once the plane had

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taken off? The crew turned on the autopilot

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a minute after taking off from Manchester,

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but it disengaged about two A pitch warning

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message was displayed. Two more attempts to use autopilot

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both saw it disengage. It's believed a build-up of ice

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on the tail led to difficulties The pilot said quote,

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"I want to divert to East Midlands because I'm having to put

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forward pressure on." The plane landed safely and all 31

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passengers and crew were fine. Aurigny didn't think

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it was a serious incident and it took them 3 days to inform

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the Air Accident And what have Aurigny done

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to improve their safety? Aurigny say they have procedures in

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place for de-icing, but they were not followed. It has improved winter

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awareness training. The air accident investigation Branch at art -- are

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investigating a second incident which happened in December.

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It involved the same aircraft and once again had to land due to ice

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related problems. David Braine has

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your late forecast. Some sunshine, cloud around, a risk

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of showers tomorrow, and a cold wind. Daytime temperatures of four,

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maybe 5 degrees, and with wind chill it will feel much colder. This area

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of low pressure heading towards Spain and Portugal, easterly wind

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strong in lower tempters over the next few days, including into the

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weekend, giving a risk of wintry showers. This evening and through

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the night, some holes in the cloud and the chance of the odd shower.

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Temperatures down to two or three degrees, a touch of Frost as well.

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Tomorrow we expect to see briefly some sunshine but on the whole it is

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cloudy. Showers in the north and some come further south. Most of

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those showers are offering but every now and again they could be some

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sleet and snow grains in the wind. Just four or 5 degrees. It could be

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a lot colder than temperatures suggest. A large part of Europe is

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also in the grip of icy weather at the moment. Eastern France, no more

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than zero. Eastern Europe, tempters below freezing during the daytime.

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This pool of cold air heading towards us over the next couple of

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days. Saturday even colder, winds from the north-east and a risk of

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some sleet and snow showers in the wind, Sunday into Monday there's a

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transition to slightly less Cordero, and a briefly on Sunday of seeing

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some snow -- colder air. How much snow will arrive, is uncertain at

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this stage but for all of us, the next few days will be cold! Have a

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good night. It certainly is called out there.

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That's your news this Thursday evening. BBC Radio Guernsey and

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Jersey have a bulletin from 6am and Alison is back with you tomorrow

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night at 6:30pm. See you on Monday night. Good night.

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will turn a bit less cold again. All the way up seven Celsius.

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At this time of year we can often get the weather stories that reflect

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the battle

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