'Belgian nuclear reactors miss Filters

'Belgian nuclear reactors miss Filters

World March 11, 2016 12:31

- The controversial Belgian nuclear reactors in Tihange and Doel at the Dutch border, miss the German Government filter if high pressure must be reduced. This has the German Government in response to the Group of the Greens said in the Bundestag, the Rheinische Zeitung reported Friday.

A filtered pressure relief valve was in German nuclear reactors built soon after the disaster at the Soviet plant at Chernobyl in 1986. In other countries the reactors by 2011, after the disaster at the Japanese Fuskushima fitted with such filters that prevent radioactive air unfiltered goes outside. But based on the information that the German Government, miss the old Belgian reactors filter.

The reactors are also called,, cracking reactors' because of other problems. Numerous parties try to persuade Belgian state to close them. Belgium wants to keep them open to meeting energy needs.

The Tihange nuclear power station situated on the Meuse between Namur and Liege, about 45 kilometers southwest of Maastricht. Target is almost on the Dutch border on the left bank of the Scheldt.

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