Showing posts with label nuclear reactors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nuclear reactors. Show all posts

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Belgium shuts two nuclear reactors amid safety concerns

Belgium’s nuclear regulator has questioned the safety of the Electrabel-operated Doel 3 reactor due to cracks in the pressure vessels that have already forced the shutdown of a similar unit at the Tihange nuclear plant.
Belgium has halted the 1,006-megawatt Doel 3 reactor until at least the end of August after the discovery of suspected cracks in the pressure vessel. But it is possible that the reactor could be shut down for good.

EL News