Study: France would need $580B to cope with major nuclear accident

02/7/2013 | Reuters

France would need to spend about $580 billion to manage an incident similar to what occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, according to a study from IRSN. Such an accident would also lead to major blackouts, destroy crops and displace about 100,000 people, the report found. "A major accident would have terrible consequences, but we would have to deal with them," said Jacques Repussard, head of IRSN.

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