The German nuclear power plant operators support what are known as the stress tests for EU nuclear power plants, auditing by the European Commission and the European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) of the 143 power plants in the European Union based on EU-wide criteria. The four German operators had prepared comprehensive reports for this purpose and had submitted them to the regional supervisory authorities in due time. The authorities checked the reports and handed their evaluation to the Federal Ministry for the Environment as the federal supervisory authority. In turn the Federal Ministry for the Environment will summarize the results in a national report and hand it over to the European Commission at the end of the year. Further information on the results of the German nuclear power plants can be found on the Internet sites of each operator.
All national regional reports on the EU stress test will be verified by teams of independent, multinational experts before the results are presented to the EU Council in June 2012. The German nuclear power plant operators will support this process extensively too.