SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

Industrial Info Resources

March 15, 2011 02:45 ET

Europe Faces Backlash After Explosions at Japanese Nuclear Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert

GALWAY, IRELAND--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Written by Martin Lynch, European News Editor for Industrial Info (Galway, Ireland) -- Europe's nuclear renaissance could be in trouble if the situation at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant worsens. A second explosion occurred at Unit 3 of the plant early Monday, following an explosion at Unit 1 on Saturday.

Government officials in a number of European countries that adopted new nuclear building programmes or reversed anti-nuclear legislation have defended their nuclear plans following the disaster. In most cases, a nuclear safety review has been proposed.

In October last year, the U.K. government gave the go-ahead to eight of 11 locations for new nuclear power stations, as well as preliminary approval to the reactor designs of Areva S.A. (EPA:CEI) (Paris) and Westinghouse Electric Company LLC (Monroeville, Pennsylvania).

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