ANTI-NUCLEAR campaigners in France are warning that the European Union's (EU) preferred site for the ITER fusion reactor could be vulnerable to earthquakes. The French 'Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Energy' has warned of an active geological fault seven kilometres from the proposed site at Cadarache, in Provence, where historical records tell of past significant earth tremors. The network also pointed in Le Monde newspaper to a 2001 report by France's nuclear safety authority, concluding that the area has a "significant seismic risk".

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