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Inspections almost complete on reactors linked to Doel 3 firm

The European Commission has been involved in technical meetings organised by the Belgian regulators discussing the implications of the Doel 3 nuclear reactor for...

Electrabel confirms Doel 4 nuclear power plant sabotage

Belgium has been left without half of its nuclear capacity, as GDF Suez subsidiary Electrabel confirmed that its Doel 4 nuclear reactor has been shut down due to sabotage.

Commission says Doel 3 highlights need for better practices in nuclear sector

The European Commission says the recent investigations into the Doel 3 nuclear reactor in Belgium illustrate the need to monitor plant safety more thoroughly and share best practices.

Germany cautious but ‘reassured’ on Belgian nuclear status

Germany's environment minister Barbara Hendricks says she was reassured for now over the safety of neighbouring Belgium's nuclear power plants after talks between both governments.

Study recommends nuclear/ renewables mix for Belgium

A study performed by PwC Enterprise Advisory (PwC) and published by the Belgian Nuclear Forum (BNF) has recommended a mix of renewables and nuclear power as the optimal way Belgium can achieve stable energy prices, guarantee its security of electric supply and meet climate objectives.

Calls for global nuclear plant inspections following Belgian findings

Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) director-general Jans Bens has called for careful inspection of all 430 nuclear facilities globally.

Belgium’s aging nuclear fleet causing concern for neighbouring nations

The Belgian government has caused unease in neighbouring countries for its decision to extend the lifetime of some of its nuclear power plants.

Spanish regulator confirms probe after Belgian nuclear plant issues

Belgium Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) held a meeting in Brussels on August 16th last with several international nuclear regulators after the detection of flaws in the Doel-3 NPP vessel.

Swedish nuclear regulator increases inspections following Belgian scare

The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has stepped up its inspections of Ringhals AB nuclear power plant, as a precaution, following the news that the same company responsible for Belgium's nuclear woes also constructed the Swedish facility.

More cracks found at another Belgian nuclear power plant

Three months after Belgium's Doel 3 plant was shut down as a precaution, cracks have now been found on another of the country's nuclear power facilities.