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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...

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.

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.

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.

Nuclear chief says Belgium reactor could have ‘thousands of cracks’

Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) held an international meeting of nuclear experts on Thursday as nuclear safety chief, Willy De Roovere, confirmed that there could be thousands of cracks in the reactor vessel of the Doel 3 nuclear reactor near Antwerp, on the Dutch border.

Belgian nuclear incidents lead to new recommendations

Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) has recommended that all European nuclear reactor pressure vessels undergo standardised reviews.

Protests highlight Belgian nuclear reactor safety fears

Protesters from Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany formed a 90 km-long human chain across the three countries' border triangle on Sunday to demand the shutdown of two Belgian nuclear reactors.

Restarting Belgian nuclear plants could be ‘catastrophic’ warns study

To restart two Belgian nuclear power plants which have been shut since the discovery of cracks in their reactor vessels could have "catastrophic consequences", according to a new study.