In March 2011 an earthquake off the Japanese coast caused a tsunami that flooded the Fukushima nuclear power station. It triggered a nuclear meltdown involving several reactor cores. Subsequently, in June 2011, the European Union decided to carry out stress tests on nuclear power stations in the EU. As well as evaluating reports from national regulatory authorities, the stress tests also involved review teams visiting a number of nuclear power stations. The non-EU states Switzerland and Ukraine also participated in these tests. Can the Commission say:
What were the overall costs for planning, implementing and following up the nuclear power station stress tests?
Who will bear what proportion of these costs? What precise costs will be borne by the Commission?
What costs were incurred by the review teams’ visits to the nuclear power stations? Who paid these costs (e.g. travel and accommodation costs)?
How much was spent on paying the review team experts or reimbursing their costs?
Who will pay for carrying out the stress tests in Swiss and Ukrainian nuclear power stations?