France is dangerously ill-prepared to deal with a nuclear accident, according to a worrying new report, that the Swiss and Germans will want to read with interest. That’s the conclusion of a new report by France’s ANCCLI commission that reports on the state of the country’s nuclear facilities. “France is not ready to face a serious nuclear accident,” warned the commission’s president Jean-Claude Delalonde. “Even though a national response plan was made public in February 2014, nothing has been put in place,” he said. The report comes after both Switzerland and Germany have expressed concerns about the safety of some of France’s 19 nuclear power stations, with authorities in Geneva even launching legal action. According to Delalonde’s association the French government has not learned the lessons from previous disasters like Chernobyl that was presented as a “Soviet” accident.
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