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Europe's aging nuclear plants pose greater risk: Report

March 6, 2014 - 6:00am


A Greenpeace-commissioned report said aging nuclear power plants pose increased safety risk for all of Europe, Al Jazeera reported.

While the average age of a nuclear plant in Europe is 29 years, the report said several plants are more than 40 years old and close to half are over 30 years old. The legal liability of each plant was found to be 100 to 1,000 times lower than the cost of a potential catastrophe, the report said.

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