FILE - Backdropped by the dome of the nuclear reactor of Sizewell nuclear plant, commissioned in 1995, workers perform their duties, in eastern England, in this Monday June 5, 2006 file photo. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says the cost of necessary improvements at the 145 nuclear reactors in the 27-nation European Union could be as high as euro 25 billion ($32 billion) over the coming years. A European Union report released Thursday Oct 4 2012 says stress tests carried out in the wake of the March 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan show that almost all the plants need safety improvements.
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published Thursday, October 4th, 2012
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BRUSSELS - 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.