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Cattenom: one of Europe's 'most dangerous' nuclear plants, says new report
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Cattenom: one of Europe's 'most dangerous' nuclear plants, says new report

02.10.2012 From our online archive
The planned widespread EU stress tests for nuclear power stations has now been delayed until Wednesday. However the media has now been presented with a report from Guenther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Energy, with some alarming findings.

(ADW) The planned widespread EU stress tests for nuclear power stations has now been delayed until Wednesday. However the media has now been presented with a report from Guenther Oettinger, the  European Commissioner for Energy, with some alarming findings.

The report cites several seriously dangerous areas in Europe with many alarming concerns in France. However this is not surprising with France being the biggest producer of nuclear power in Europe, home to 58 of Europe's 147 reactors.

Cattenom is categorised as among the most dangerous nuclear power plants in Europe. The plant is reported to be even more dangerous than the plant in Fessenheim which is soon to be taken from the grid.

However the post-Fukushima report from the EU Energy Commissioner does not insist on the shutdown of the Cattenom plant. Despite this, French newspaper “Le Figaro” who hold a copy of the report announced that it states “there are not enough safety measures” for Cattenom.