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France Wants EU Nuclear Checks to Exclude Plane Crashes, Terror - Bloomberg.com

March 29 (Bloomberg) -- France, which gets 80 percent of its energy from atomic power, wants threats from airplane crashes and terrorists excluded from safety checks planned on European reactors following the Fukushima nuclear accident

"If they are included then this can't be called `lessons learned from Japan,'" Andre-Claude Lacoste, head of the Autorite de Surete Nucleaire, said today in an interview after a briefing in Paris. "I will do what I can to keep risks from planes and terrorism out of the audits."

The Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire was set up as an independent monitoring agency, but I don't see how we can avoid noting its utter dependency on the French nuclear industry.

See, it's time to decide that nuclear in Europe is safe and has little to learn from Fukushima. As for plane crashes and terrorist attacks, we'll wait for them to happen before running stress tests and learning "lessons from plane crashes and terrorist attacks".

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Mar 29th, 2011 at 04:49:34 AM EST

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