Looks as though France has no problem with the nuclear disaster in Japan. And I say good for France. France is in the process of investing 1-billion Euro for building a new generation of nuclear reactors.
|France will invest 1bn euros (£0.8bn) in nuclear power despite warnings after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, President Nicolas Sarkozy says.
The new investment will include a boost for research into nuclear safety.
The French nuclear giant Areva is developing the fourth generation of reactors. France gets 80% of its electricity from nuclear power.
Earlier this year neighbouring Germany, Switzerland and Italy voted against nuclear power, following Fukushima.
The BBC's Christian Fraser in Paris says that as president of the G8 and G20 industrial groups, Mr Sarkozy has been pushing for an international standard on nuclear safety.
"We are going to devote a billion euros to the nuclear programme of the future, particularly fourth-generation technology," Mr Sarkozy told a news conference.