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News Summary: EU's post-Fukushima nuclear rules

The Associated Press

RADIATION ZONE: The European Commission is proposing stronger nuclear safety rules amid international debate about the future of nuclear energy and how to secure aging plants.

SAFE FAIL: Stress tests on European nuclear plants prompted by the 2011 disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant showed that almost all of them needed safety improvements.

TOUGH TALK: The new rules would include EU-wide safety reviews every six years, and a threat that the EU would send in inspectors if countries don't do enough to ensure nuclear safety.