(NaturalNews) The ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster has prompted European officials to set higher standards for their own nuclear programs that will hopefully prevent similar disasters from occurring down the road. The European Union (EU) has reportedly established new safety measures that will improve the resilience of existing nuclear power stations, as well as establish new safety guidelines for future ones.
Based on an analysis conducted by the European Commission, Europe’s 132 operating nuclear power reactors currently require as much as 25 billion euros’ worth of refurbishing and repairs in order to continue operating safety. All future nuclear plants will also require completely new designs in order to prevent the type of damage that occurred at Fukushima, which continues to spread radiation globally. Continue reading