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Half of Ukraine’s renewable energy facilities threatened with destruction via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter “Due to the Russian war against Ukraine, half of the RES (Renewable Energy Source) facilities are threatened with complete or partial destruction,” wrote the Ukraine Association of Renewable Energy on its website earlier last month. Ukraine was, said … Continue reading

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Belgium agrees to close controversial ageing nuclear reactors via BBC

The Belgian government has reached a deal to close seven ageing nuclear reactors by 2025. The reactors, housed at two plants in Doel and Tihange, have long been controversial. They have been shut down repeatedly for safety checks and have … Continue reading

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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power via Climate News Network

By Paul Dorfman As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. LONDON, 25 November, 2020 – News that two more reactors in the United Kingdom are to shut down on safety grounds earlier than planned … Continue reading

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Belgium debates phase-out of US nuclear weapons on its soil via Euractiv

By  Alexandra Brzozowski  It’s one of Belgium’s worst kept secrets. Lawmakers on Thursday (16 January) narrowly rejected a resolution asking for the removal of US nuclear weapons stationed in the country and joining the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Belgium rejects German call for nuclear plants closure via The Guardian

Belgium’s nuclear safety agency says 40-year-old Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactors meet ‘strictest possible safety requirements’ Belgium on Wednesday rejected a request by neighbouring Germany to shutter two ageing nuclear plants near their shared border, arguing the facilities met … Continue reading

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Germany asks Belgium to take two nuclear reactors offline via Reuters

Germany has asked Belgium to take two nuclear reactors temporarily offline while questions about their safety are cleared up, an unusual diplomatic move that underscores German concerns about the plants. Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said on Wednesday that she asked … Continue reading

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Guard at Belgian nuclear plant shot dead; his security badge was stolen via Washington Times

Just two days after terrorists attacked the Brussels airport and subway system, a security guard for a Belgian nuclear facility was murdered and his security access badge was stolen, Belgian media reported Saturday. The security guard’s badge was de-activated as … Continue reading

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Belgium fears nuclear plants are vulnerable via The New York Times

BRUSSELS — As a dragnet aimed at Islamic State operatives spiraled across Brussels and into at least five European countries on Friday, the authorities were also focusing on a narrower but increasingly alarming threat: the vulnerability of Belgium’s nuclear installations. … Continue reading

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Belgium evacuates nuclear plant staff after attacks via CBS

Hours after bombs tore through Belgium’s international airport and a subway station in central Brussels, the government asked the operator of one of the country’s nuclear energy plants to evacuate most staff. ENGIE, the French electric company that runs the … Continue reading

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