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Nuclear Power Costs to Escalate.

Hundreds of defects have been found throughout Europe’s 143 licensed nuclear reactors and mostly in France, according to a EU stress test report leaked to the German and French media.

The stress tests assess whether any of Europe’s licensed nuclear power plants can withstand extreme events such as earthquakes, terrorists attacks and other natural disasters.

The tests were introduced after the nuclear accident in Japan's Fukushima over a year ago. EU energy commissioner Gunther Oettinger is due to present the final report and recommendations in the upcoming EU summit on 18 - 19th October.

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