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Two Belgian nuclear reactors fail in a week

BAnne-Sophie Gayet | EURACTIV.com, Oct 7, 2022

Doel 2 nuclear reactor automatically stopped on Thursday after a short circuit in the operating system of the control rods, following the Thiange 3 reactor, which has been down since Monday.

Doel 2 nuclear reactor stopped working on Thursday after a short circuit which caused one of the control rods to be lowered, triggering an incident in the nuclear section of the reactor.

Engie says there is no safety threat, and the reactor should be operational again from Saturday morning.

…………… Doel 2 and Doel 1, which were supposed to be shut down earlier, have been prolonged for another 10 years and are now set to shut down in 2025.

Belgium has also agreed to extend the life of Doel 4 by ten years after it was due to be shut down in 2025.

The amendment to the law on nuclear phase-out to extend the life of Doel 4 will be voted on in parliament at the end of 2023.

The extension of Thiange 3 will also be voted on in parliament at the end of next year. Thiange 3 is the biggest Thiange reactor, with a capacity of 1038 MW, followed by Thiange 2 (1008 MW) and Thiange 1 (962 MW).

(Anne-Sophie Gayet | EURACTIV.com)  https://www.euractiv.com/section/energy-environment/news/two-belgian-nuclear-reactors-fail-in-a-week/

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October 7, 2022 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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