EU "unable to verify" nuke reprocessing safety

European parliament releases controversial report on impacts of Sellafield, La Hague

A controversial consultancy study on the potential risks posed by nuclear fuel reprocessing operations in the UK and France was released yesterday by the European Parliament. It concludes that the European Commission has failed to verify the accuracy of safety data and therefore cannot "guarantee" that standards are being met.

Earlier this autumn there were suggestions that the study would not be released, due to accusations of anti-nuclear bias on the part of the report's authors, who were contracted by consultancy Wise-Paris.

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