EU Nuclear Stress Tests: Legally binding reviews every six years
EU News 286/2013
Brussels, 13 June 2013
The safety of nuclear energy production is vital for all Europeans. Rigorous safety provisions help ensure that accidents like Fukushima will not happen in Europe. They also guarantee the most efficient response should a nuclear emergency nevertheless occur. With today's proposal, which amends the nuclear safety directive from 2009, the European Commission sets out EU-wide safety objectives to significantly reduce the risks and protect people and the environment. By introducing a system of regular European peer reviews, increasing transparency on nuclear safety matters and strengthening the powers of national regulators, the directive aims at continuous improvement of nuclear safety across the EU.
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Gunther Oettinger Date: 13/06/2013 Reference: P-023490/00-08 Location: Brussels - EC/Berlaymont (C)EU, 2013 URL