Mon 31/10/2011 – 10:24 Update: Mon 31/10/2011 – 12:32
The six parties involved in talks that should lead to the formation of a new Belgian Government have struck a deal on phasing out nuclear energy. Under the agreement Belgium will close all its nuclear power plants when there are sufficient alternatives.
Under legislation dating from 2003 – when the ecologist parties formed part of the federal government – the oldest nuclear reactors (Doel I and II and Tihange I) will be taken out of service in 2015. The two remaining reactors would be shut down in 2025.
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