Report: Aging Nuclear Reactors Pose Safety Challenge

Significant progress was made last year in strengthening nuclear safety around the world, the U.N. atomic watchdog said in its annual review, despite the “challenge” posed by a large number of aging reactors.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published the report shortly before a protest on Monday by Greenpeace activists targeting one of France’s oldest nuclear power plants and demanding its closure.

The EDF’s Tricastin plant was built more than 30 years ago – an age …

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