Impact of Fukushima event on nuclear power sector - Preliminary assessment

On March 11th, Japan was hit by one of the biggest natural cataclysms ever observed – a magnitude 9 earthquake on the Richter scale and a tsunami with a wave more than 10 meters high. The tsunami has resulted in a serious nuclear accident in the Fukushima power plant operated by the Japanese utility Tepco. The event in Fukushima power plant has raised a lot of emotion worldwide and AREVA – as the whole nuclear community – shares this feeling. However it is the responsibility of the nuclear players to keep a rational eye on this event – which is in no way comparable to Chernobyl neither technically nor in terms of consequences. This document objective is to provide a preliminary assessment of the potential business impacts on the nuclear industry country per country based on international reactions