New-Are Europe’s nuclear plants dangerous?


The EU Commission has subjected Europe’s nuclear power plants to a stress test. The results of the inspection have not been made public but are suspected to be sobering.

When he was premier of Baden-Württemberg, Günther Oettinger must have been convinced the nuclear power plants in his state were safe – otherwise, he would have had to pull their operating licenses. As Europe’s energy commissioner, Oettinger must now present a report on the current state of safety in nuclear power plants across the bloc.

According to the German daily “Die Welt,” the report – expected for months and finally scheduled for publication on Wednesday (03.10.2012) – will paint a devastating picture of the safety measures in the EU’s nuclear power plants. Two days before the presentation date, a spokeswoman for the commissioner made the surprise announcement the report was not yet finished and would now be submitted on…

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