European Commission concerned over Spain’s nuclear power stations

11th April 2016, Comments 1 comment

Issues surrounding the safety of older reactors were raised by climate and energy commissioner Miguel Cañete.

CONCERNS over Spain’s nuclear power stations have been aired by the European Commission.

Issues surrounding the safety of older reactors were raised by climate and energy commissioner Miguel Cañete who claims there is a ‘lack of transparency’ when addressing safety issues at Spanish sites.

Cañete’s allegations were sparked after his request for information about a nuclear-waste storage facility in Bilbao was ignored.

“The Commission expects to receive this information under Article 41 of the Euratom treaty, which governs investment projects in this field,” said Arias Cañete.

“To date, we haven’t received any communication referring to the possibility of installing a nuclear waste storage facility at the plant.”

Cañete added that Spain had ‘described various measures ensuring transparency’ in its 2014 report on the Nuclear Safety Directive but had failed to live up to its promises.

 

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1 Comment To This Article

  • Jose posted:

    on 12th April 2016, 11:08:16 - Reply

    Everyone should carefully handle nuclear power plants and work with those who has the technology, not like Ukraine putting US nuclear fuel into Soviet built nuclear power plants. I think today Europe has two options %u2013 continue using oil and gas or use nuclear energy. These trendy clean energy sources turned to be not as good as expected so it's time to admit the fact and accept it. Wasting billions for something that returns a little back makes no sense and while the global economy faces difficulties we have to use something reliable.