European Voice said:
Europe's nuclear reactors need investments of between €10 billion and €25bn to bring them up to optimal safety standards, a final report on nuclear sites in Europe to be published by the European Commission today (4 October) is expected to conclude.
The ‘stress tests' of Europe's nuclear facilities were carried out in response to the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan 18 months ago. They were meant to test whether Europe's facilities could cope with natural and man-made disasters.
The latest draft of the report does not say that any nuclear reactor in Europe is too unsafe to operate. But it identifies concerns across Europe, including a lack of seismic measuring instruments, insufficient safety and rescue equipment, and inadequate emergency plans. The largest number of concerns was found in France.