Nuclear safety

24/11/2011

 

- Stress tests well on track

- EU will give extra €500 million for the decommissioning of old Soviet type nuclear reactors

 

 

Stress tests well on track

Günther Oettinger said: "stress tests are an essential step in our effort to enhance the safety and security of nuclear power plants in Europe. We cannot accept anything less than the highest possible technical standards. While each individual Member State has the right to decide whether to produce nuclear power or not, it must be made sure that citizens are not put at risk and that the highest safety standards are not only prescribed but also respected everywhere in the EU, and beyond."

EU will give extra €500 million for the decommissioning of old Soviet type nuclear reactors

Günther Oettinger said: "It is in our citizens' interest, that these reactors will be safely decommissioned and that they will never be restarted again. This additional financial support will help the three Member States to timely progress in defueling and decommissioning of these nuclear reactors. This is a clear expression of solidarity of the EU, which has put nuclear safety as a priority."

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