A few months ago, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) together with Nuclear Transparency Watch (NTW) sent a joint letter – attached – to the European Commission and nuclear regulators calling to learn the lessons from the Russian aggression towards Ukrainian nuclear installations and carry out similar stress tests for all European nuclear installations as were carried out after the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima.
Acknowledging the relevance of this issue, the letter has finally been included on the agenda of this week’s ENSREG meeting.
Attacks on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant and the Nord Stream II gas pipeline are a stark reminder of the risk posed by energy infrastructure on EU citizens and the environment in times of military conflict. If the Commission and ENSREG decide to co-ordinate a series of stress tests on nuclear power plants, all installations shall be upgraded to include the lessons learned or shut down accordingly.
Jan Haverkamp, senior nuclear expert and vice-chair of Nuclear Transparency Watch –
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See also: https://www.nuclear-transparency-watch.eu/non-classe/open-letter-from-ntw-eeb-calling-for-reviewed-stress-tests-after-the-attacks-on-ukrainian-npp.html