Spain to review security at nuclear plants: government

16th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Spain's government said Wednesday it will review security measures at all its six nuclear power plants in the wake of the disaster in Japan.

"A review of the security systems of all the reactors in the country will take place," Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian told parliament.

"Specifically, a supplementary seismic survey has been requested as well as a study on the risk of flooding."

He said Spain's Nuclear Security Council "has been asked to analyse the impact as soon as possible."

A Spanish environmental umbrella group urged the government Tuesday to close the country's oldest nuclear reactor following the accident at what it described as its "twin" atomic power plant in Japan.

© 2011 AFP

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