Goal nuclear reactor automatically stalled

World January 10, 2017 14:54

goal - The Belgian reactor Doel 4, stopped near Antwerp, Tuesday afternoon. Because steam is escaping into the machine hall, a non-nuclear section of the plant, the reactor is down automatically.

The cause of the malfunction is still unclear and is being investigated. But it is expected Wednesday, the reactor is restarted, said a spokesman for Engie Electrabel, the operator of the reactor to Belgian media.

Belgium has seven nuclear reactors, four in Doel and three in Wallonia Tihange. Arranged one falls silent by an unexpected malfunction. The problems raise questions in the neighboring countries about the safety of these plants.

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