Concrete problems with more nuclear reactors in Belgium

Concrete problems with more nuclear reactors in Belgium

World September 19, 2018 12:00

brussels - More concrete problems were detected during inspections in the two Belgian nuclear power plants. It was already clear that the concrete is being 'degraded' in bunkers with emergency systems in two reactors of the Doel and Tihange power plants. Now it has been found that the concrete in the bunker ceilings of two more reactors does not meet the requirements.

The defects came to light during inspections by operator Engie Electrabel, reports the nuclear watchdog FANC. It states that there are no risks for the population, the employees and the environment.

For both Tihange 2 and Doel 4 reactors, it is now being examined how the recovery should be carried out. They can not be restarted until the relevant buildings meet the requirements. The repairs in Tihange 3 are in progress. Which are completed in Doel 3.

There are many concerns in the neighboring countries about the safety of the power plants at Liege and Antwerp. They count a total of seven reactors.

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