The Doel 4 and Tihange 3 reactors (1 GW each) are the only reactors of the seven operational reactors in Belgium to meet the new criteria imposed by the country’s safety authority, a prerequisite for extending their lifespan. , reported the Belgian daily newspaper “L’Echo”. The safety criteria, developed following the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011 by the Association of Nuclear Safety Authorities of Western European Countries (WENRA), require that reactors be able to withstand the commercial or military plane crash, media reported late Monday. Belgian reactors Doel 3 and 4 as well as Tihange 2 and 3 (1 GW each) are able to withstand such an incident, he said. However, the tanks of the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 reactors were weakened by cracks, compromising their extension, added the daily.
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