Fukushima ‘lessons’ may take 10 years to learn

Nuclear Cooling Towers with Crucifix

Germany plans to close its nuclear stations in just over a decade - which has brought Czech derision

Learning all lessons from the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station could take a decade, according to France’s top nuclear safety officer.

But all nuclear countries should carry out safety tests within a year, said Andre-Claude Lacoste.

The chairman of the French nuclear safety agency (ASN) was speaking at a forum in Paris organised by the OECD’s Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).

Regulators said international control of nuclear safety would be “difficult”


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