02 October 2012

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Hundreds of Problems found in All 143 European Nuclear Plants

Hundreds of Problems  found in All  143 European Nuclear Plants

BBC reported that Hundreds of problems have been found at European nuclear plants that would cost 25bn euros (£20bn) to fix, says a leaked draft report.
On the basis of the stress test results practically all [nuclear plants] need to undergo safety improvements," says the leaked draft.

The stress tests demonstrated that even today, decades later, their implementation is still pending in some member states."

The final report is to be published on Thursday. The draft says nearly all the EU's 143 nuclear plants need improving.

Earlier this month, a blast of escaping steam burned two people at the Fessenheim power station in eastern France

In France, Europe's largest nuclear power producer which relies on 58 nuclear reactors for 80% of its electricity, specific failings were found in all 58 nuclear reactors.

Shortcomings were also reported in the UK. Most of the country's power plants lacked an alternative emergency control room to use if the main one became contaminated by high radiation, says the report.

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Anonymous,  October 03, 2012  

Nuclear/atomic energy is better than coal. Yes, we must be prudent with nuclear/atomic but the wind/solar industry isn't so green as depicted. Both wind and solar use more land, materials and generate less energy. Windmills have been linked to killing endangered species and solar uses dangerous chemicals.

We must use all energy sources prudently. We must use nuclear/atomic energy, hydroelectric, geothermal, tidal power, and on limited basis wind and solar. We must reduce use of natural gas/coal-save natural gas for fossil fuels. But the nuclear/atomic energy topic isn't going away whether people like it or not. China, India, Russia, Poland and U.K. are building new nuclear powerplants. Nuclear/atomic power didn't go away after 3 Mile Island, it didn't go away after Chernobyl and it didn't go away after Fukushima just as B.P. didn't go away after the 2010 BP spill. Yes, nuclear has gotten hostility but the topic isn't going away whether 1 likes it or not otherwise we wouldn't be discusing it.

Anonymous,  October 03, 2012  

1 more thing, if a place can get 100% of it's energy from hydroelectric dams as some places in China & Canada do or geothermal as Iceland gets 100% of it's power from geothermal, then I'm for it. Those of us who support nuclear/atomic energy such as me also support other energy sources. What we believe is that nuclear/atomic energy is not the evil as groups such as Greenpeace make it out to be. In future, you'll see Small Modular Reactors (SMR) along with undeground reactors & they already have knowledge to make nuclear powered ships-they've done nuclear powered submarines for years and they also have floating reactors. They must perfect Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor. Anyhow as said by me, nuclear/atomic energy topic isn't going away whether people like it or not otherwise we wouldn't be talking about it.

MEcoy October 04, 2012  

scary may be thats why our counrty never allowes this