Court ruling could close Doel nuclear reactors earlier

Sunday, March 8, 2020

A ruling by the Constitutional Court could mean the nuclear power stations Doel 1 and Doel 2 have to close down earlier than the government planned.

The Court this week struck down a law passed in 2015 which extended the lifetime of the reactors by ten years. The case was brought by two environmental organisations, Bond Beter Leefmilieu (BBL) and Inter-Environnement Wallonie.

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Dominion reactor parts from company that supplied shut Belgian unit

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dominion's four Virginia nuclear units have reactor pressure vessels made by the same manufacturer that supplied a Belgian reactor shut down because of possible vessel cracking, a Dominion spokesman said Friday.

Dominion is following developments in Belgium, but has not been notified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission of any information related to the incident, Richard Zuercher said.

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Bulgaria nuke plant capacity drops after fault

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SOFIA June 30 (Reuters) - The capacity of a 1,000-megawatt reactor at Bulgaria's nuclear plant Kozloduy dropped to 60 percent following the automatic shutdown of one of its pumps, the plant said in a statement late on Tuesday.

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Dukovany suspends third unit from grid due to leak

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dukovany, Jan 20 (CTK) - Staff at Czech nuclear power station Dukovany yesterday unhooked the plant's third production unit from the grid owing to a leak in the secondary circuit.

Technicians found out that tens of litres of non-radioactive water per hour were leaking from one of the pipelines in the secondary circuit.

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