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Further flaws found in Belgian reactor vessels

Regulation and Safety

17 February 2015

Additional inspections at Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 2 power reactors have revealed more extensive flaking within their reactor pressure vessels than previously identified, the Belgian regulator has announced.

Restart for Doel 3 and Tihange 2 now slated for July


23 January 2015

Doel 48The process potentially to restart Electrabel's Doel 3 and Tihange 4 nuclear reactors has been extended to 1 July so the utility can answer further questions from an independent panel.

Belgian government approves life extensions

Nuclear Policies

19 December 2014

Doel plant 48The Belgian government has said that two of the country's oldest nuclear power reactors - Doel units 1 and 2 - can operate for a further ten years, reversing an earlier decision that the units must shut down in 2015.

Belgian reactor shutdown imminent


12 February 2015

Doel plant 48Unit 1 of the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium will be permanently disconnected from the grid on 15 February, operator Electrabel has stated. Despite government approval for extending the life of the 40-year-old unit, the regulator has not yet given its permission.

Belgian reprocessing contract completed

Waste and Recycling

07 January 2015

Dounreay shipment to Belgium 48The final shipment of waste from the reprocessing of Belgian research reactor fuel has been made from the UK to Belgium.

Restart of Doel 4 brought forward


16 December 2014

Repairs to turbine of unit 4 at Belgium's Doel nuclear power plant are almost complete and the reactor could be restarted ten days earlier than previously planned.