Russia among EU neighbors to test nuclear safety

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Posted: Jun 23, 2011 11:58 AM
Russia among EU neighbors to test nuclear safety

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and six other neighbors of the European Union agreed to follow the EU's lead by imposing new safety checks on their nuclear power stations, the EU's executive said on Thursday.

"Following the ongoing re-assessment of nuclear plants in the EU, several neighboring countries will perform similar stress tests," the European Commission said in a statement.

"Armenia, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Belarus, agreed today that they will reassess their existing and planned nuclear power plants, using the stress tests developed by the EU as a reference," it added.

(Reporting by Pete Harrison, editing by Rex Merrifield)