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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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Doel 3 a des microfissures de 9 centimètres via Le Soir

Nouveau rebondissement dans le dossier des microfissures dans les réacteurs nucléaires de Doel 3 et de Tihange 2. […] En février, Le Soir révélait que le nombre de microfissures était plus élevé que prévu . Aujourd’hui, on apprend que la … Continue reading

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Thousands of cracks in Belgian reactors, potentially a global nuclear problem via Greenpeace

Picture a 33 year-old asphalt road: weathered with time, bearing the cracks and crags of decades of harmless-seeming water trickling into its crevices, freezing, expanding, breaking up the road from within. Most people wouldn’t want to trust their car to … Continue reading

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Thousands of cracks found in Belgian nuclear power plant via euobserver.com

… The cracks, which possibly date back to the reactor’s construction some 40 years ago, were discovered using ultra-sound during inspections in June and July. Belgium’s nuclear regulator, the federal agency for nuclear control (FANC), said the reactor is in … Continue reading

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