Belgium Nuke Plant Closed – 2nd One There

17 08 2012

Doel 3 reactor shut down for cracks :

Nuclear Event in Belgium on Friday, 17 August, 2012 at 08:30 (08:30 AM) UTC.

Belgium’s nuclear regulator has questioned the safety of the Electrabel-operated Doel 3 reactor due to cracks in the pressure vessels that have already forced the shutdown of a similar unit at the Tihange nuclear plant. Belgium has halted the 1,006-megawatt Doel 3 reactor until at least the end of August after the discovery of suspected cracks in the pressure vessel. But it is possible that the reactor could be shut down for good. . .  (more)

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=NC-20120817-36217-BEL

[snip] . . . The vessel in question was built by now-defunct Dutch company Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij, which also constructed the pressure vessel for another Belgian unit, Tihange 2, as well as parts for nuclear plants throughout Europe and in the Americas.

Great.

earlier report – Belgium Nuke Plant Konks Out

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