05 Aug '11, 9am

French Thumb Nose At Nuclear Power

French Thumb Nose At Nuclear Power

In 2011, Prime Minister Francois Fillon asked the Nuclear Safety Authority to carry out an ‘open and transparent’ audit of each nuclear plant because of the devastating Fukushima nuclear accidents in Japan. France is deeply dependent on nuclear power, and while 78% of the country is dependent on the power, with the May 2012 election coming, France may undergo the massive task of finding cleaner, safer alternative energy sources. The center-right UMP party supports the extension of the nuclear program, while the opposition Socialist Party has called for an end to the creation of any new nuclear reactors as well as calling for a national debate on an energy transition.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/05/french-thumb-nose-at-...

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