Belgium’s ageing nuclear reactor Tihange 2 has developed 72 new cracks in its high-pressure boiler. Anti-nuclear activists and German politicians have long called attention to the risk the 40-year-old nuclear plant poses to its people. Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the cracks were found by cameras using ultrasound technology. The new flaws were discovered due to a “different positioning of the ultrasound device” according to Engie-Electrabel the operator that conducted the checks. The cracks do not pose a danger as long as they don’t expand, the operator added.
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