An association plans to go to court to stop Doel 3 and Tihange 2 restarting
Sunday, 20 December 2015
Nuclear Stop Kernenergie has decided to go court to now that Doel 3 and Tihange 2 have restarted, the spokesman Léo Tubbax said in a press release on Saturday.
While the “Federal Nuclear Control Agency thinks that these faults do not have an inacceptable impact” on the safety of people that live in the zone most affected by possible radioactive fallout, the reactors are slowly being restarted”, says Léo Tubbax. “According to sources close to the plant, the restart is so slow because Electrabel engineers have decided it is less dangerous to heat and pressurize the tank much more slowly than before, due to the cracks and brittleness”, says the Nuclear Stop Kernenergie spokesman.
A petition signed by 160,000 people protesting the two reactors restarting has been submitted to Minister Jan Jambon. The anti-nuclear association is also planning to go to court to stop the two reactors restarting.