Nuclear Power

EU Nuclear Reactors Need Expensive Updates

And taxpayers will foot the bill


"Practically all" of the 134 nuclear reactors in the European Union need safety improvements at a cost of up to £20 billion, a bill that is likely to be passed on to the consumer in higher electricity prices.

The European Commission undertook an EU-wide safety review after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which killed 16,000 people and damaged the Fukushima nuclear plant.