Even more problems with nuclear reactor Tihange

Even more problems with nuclear reactor Tihange

World July 5, 2018 08:06

brussels - Construction errors were found in the Belgian nuclear reactor Tihange 3. The newspaper Le Soir reported that deviations in the steel of the reinforced concrete were found during inspections of the nuclear power plant.

The nuclear reactor has been out of operation since 30 March as a result of other problems with concrete in a 'non-nuclear part' of the complex. When checking whether there is such concrete wear in the reactor as well, a construction fault has been discovered. Part of the steel of the steel in the reinforced concrete was incorrectly installed during the construction of the reactor.

Tihange 3 would remain closed until the end of September for the controls that were under way. But now new tests have to be carried out to see if the building suffers from the construction fault. The nuclear reactor was put into operation in 1985 and would actually close in 2015, but the government decided to extend the life of the nuclear reactor in order to meet the energy needs.

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