The French government said Tuesday that it had ordered safety checks of the country’s 58 nuclear reactors, in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis. Roughly 75 percent of France’s electricity comes from nuclear power – the world’s highest proportion.
AFP - France will check all its 58 nuclear reactors in the wake of quake-hit Japan's nuclear crisis, but Prime Minister Francois Fillon insisted it would be absurd to condemn nuclear energy out of hand.
Fillon assured MPs that the government would deal with all questions arising from Japan's nuclear crisis, but added it would be absurd to condemn nuclear energy because of the accident.
Date created : 2011-03-15