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Concrete degradation at Belgian nuclear reactor – safety regulator to investigate problem

Belgian nuclear agency to investigate reactor problems: expert Daphne Psaledakis,– 4 Oct 18 BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s nuclear safety regulator (FANC) will investigate whether Engie’s Belgian subsidiary Electrabel underestimated the concrete degradation at Doel 3 reactor, a senior expert at the agency said on Thursday.

Belgium faces an unprecedented power shortfall ahead of winter, with only one of seven nuclear reactors run by Electrabel scheduled to operate in November. The reactors account for 50 percent of the country’s consumption.

There are signs that warrant a probe into superficial repairs carried out at the plant, Simon Coenen, senior nuclear safety expert at the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, told Reuters in an interview……


October 5, 2018 - Posted by | EUROPE, safety

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