Nuclear Power

04 Sep 2020

Belgium does not have to Shut Engie Nuclear Reactor, Court Rules

04 Sep 2020  by Reuters   

A Brussels court ruled on Thursday that Belgium does not have to shut down Engie's Tihange-2 nuclear reactor after a challenge from several Dutch, German and Luxembourg cities and states citing possible safety defects.

Belgium's nuclear regulator AFCN allowed the 1,008 megawatt reactor to restart in 2015 after it was closed for an investigation into apparent cracks. The plaintiffs argued this permission should not have been granted.

A lawyer for neighbouring cities, Nothing would change for the plant, which is some 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the Dutch border and 70 km from Germany.

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