On June 1st, the EU started preforming stress tests on its nuclear facilities. This action is a direct result of the nuclear crisis in Japan. These tests include resistance to earthquakes and floods, breakdown of cooling systems and electrical blackout. Reports will be due on August 15th and September 15th. These reprots will then undergo a peer review process, which is expected to be completed in April 2012.
EU starts nuclear stress tests
Should we be doing similar stress tests on our nuclear plants? If you think so you should contact your state representative! You can find their information HERE