Harvey Wasserman: The Crash of France’s Nuclear Poster Child

a href=”http://www.counterpunch.org/wasserman03192009.html”Harvey Wasserman: The Crash of France’s Nuclear Poster Child/abr /blockquoteThe myth of a successful nuclear power industry in France has melted into financial chaos.br /br /With it dies the corporate-hyped poster child for a “nuclear renaissance” of new reactor construction that is drowning in red ink and radioactive waste.br /br /Areva, France’s nationally-owned corporate atomic façade, has plunged into a deep financial crisis led by a devastating shortage of cash.br /br /Electricite de France, the French national utility, has been raided by European Union officials charging that its price-fixing may be undermining competition throughout the continent. /blockquotebr /br /div class=”zemanta-pixie”img class=”zemanta-pixie-img” src=”http://img.zemanta.com/pixy.gif?x-id=e20d15c2-708d-44f9-8761-7c60651114a5″ //div

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