Sarkozy: Any Reactor That Fails Stress Test Will Close

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Friday any European nuclear reactor that fails planned stress tests will be closed.

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"If they don't pass these tests, they will be closed," he said.

Sarkozy said European leaders had decided that all nuclear reactors would undergo stress tests.

"The commission will establish the framework of the controls, the independent nuclear authorities will carry them out and make them public and then European nuclear regulators will say how serious these results are," Sarkozy said at a news conference following a meeting of European leaders in Brussels.

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