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Belgian nuclear plant crack alert

Belgium has notified other countries using nuclear power of a possible hairline crack found in a steel tank that contains the reactor at one of its plants, the European Union (EU) has confirmed.

The possible flaw was discovered while the plant was shut for annual maintenance.

Plant officials have said there is no threat to health but the possible problem will keep the facility offline until the end of August.

Marlene Holzner, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EU's executive branch, said that Belgian authorities had notified other countries so they could check whether their reactors used the same kind of steel tank.


From Belfast Telegraph