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Title: Belgium shuts two nuclear reactors amid safety concerns
Post by: agelbert on August 18, 2012, 12:23:42 AM
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Belgium shuts two nuclear reactors amid safety concerns
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Belgiumís nuclear regulator has questioned the safety of the Electrabel-operated Doel 3 reactor due to cracks in the pressure vessels that have already forced the shutdown of a similar unit at the Tihange nuclear plant.

Belgium has halted the 1,006-megawatt Doel 3 reactor until at least the end of August after the discovery of suspected cracks in the pressure vessel. But it is possible that the reactor could be shut down for good.
I certainly hope so.
http://www.euractiv.com/energy/belgium-shuts-nuclear-reactors-news-514321 (http://www.euractiv.com/energy/belgium-shuts-nuclear-reactors-news-514321)