Report says EU nuclear plants need better safety

(AP)—The cost of needed improvements to the 145 nuclear reactors in the European Union could run as high as €25 billion ($32 billion) over the coming years, the bloc's energy commissioner said Thursday.

Officials mull seismic tests near US nuclear plant

(AP)—Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials juggling concerns over marine life with public safety.

UCLA researchers shake model levee, for peat's sake

The earth rippled and squirmed on this Delta island Monday. It did not yawn open, but did reignite a debate about the seismic safety of levees in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

IAEA warned Japan over nuclear quake risk: WikiLeaks

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned Japan two years ago that a strong earthquake could pose a "serious problem" for its nuclear power stations, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported.

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