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Belgian nuclear reactor shutdown

The Belgian nuclear safety authority yesterday announced that it is postponing a decision on the restart of two reactors (Doel 3 and Tihange 2) that were shut down over the summer due to the discovery of fissures in their cores. The authority has asked for more information before any decision to reo...
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Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in Belgian Nuclear Plants Doel-3 and Tihange-2

In August 2012 the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) informed the public about the finding of thousands of flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Doel 3. Similar flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Tihange 2 were revealed in September 2012.
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Study on defects in Belgian nuclear reactors

In August and September 2012, cracks were discovered in the reactors at Tihange 2 and Doel 3 nuclear power plants in Belgium and both reactors are therefore still currently closed. The Belgian regulatory authorities are expected to issue their recommendation soon on whether the reactors can be resta...
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EU energy market

The European Commission will today publish its communication on the European internal energy market. The Greens hit out at the communication, which fails to address the unfair support for coal and nuclear power, and seeks to undermine renewable energy sources. Commenting on the communication, Green ...
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Nuclear energy questioned by citizens

Last week the Committee of Petitions of the European Parliament hosted a debate about the nuclear energy in the European Union, based on some of the petitions received in the last months, concretely four. To start with, a broader debate on the EU’s position and role concerning nuclear energy took ...
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Nuclear safety cooperation

The EP's energy committee today adopted its opinion on the EU's 'Instrument for Nuclear Safety Cooperation', which is supposed to provide support for nuclear safety activities in third countries. The Greens regretted the outcome of the vote, which failed to call for the funds to be directed towards ...
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Brussels agenda

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the committee votes on EU budget and future financing 2014-20, regulating offshore oil and gas exploration, keeping track of greenhouse gas emissions, nuclear safety and cooperation with other countries, tackling insider dealing and market manipulation, animal transport and welfare
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EU nuclear stress test exercise shows no lessons learned from Fukushima

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