Unplanned Shutdown of Doel NPP’s Reactor Takes Place in Belgium via Sputnik

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – The ENGIE Electrabel company operating the Doel nuclear power plant (NPP) in northern Belgium said on Monday that it had decided to halt the activities of a reactor at the NPP ahead of the schedule.

According to ENGIE Electrabel, the company stopped the reactor’s activities due to the necessity to hold maintenance work in the cooling system.


Belgium has a total number of seven reactors.


In March, the Belgian cabinet endorsed an energy strategy, in which it had reaffirmed the plan to shut down all NPPs by 2025 against the backdrop of the Fukushima accident in Japan in March 2011.



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