April 11, 2011

Protecting Reactors From Terrorists

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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In a rare accord reached on March 25, the European Union decided to conduct safety "stress tests" on all of its 143 nuclear reactors. Akin to earlier stress tests that evaluated whether major banks were robust enough to withstand adverse economic conditions in the aftermath of the global financial collapse, the nuclear safety stress tests will assess the ability of reactors to withstand events such as those that devastated Fukushima.

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TAGGED: Nuclear Energy, Terrorism, European Union

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