Nuclear reactor in Belgium is stopped because of an accident

In Belgium at the nuclear power plant “Blew” (Doel) in the accident was stopped on a fourth reactor. On Tuesday, January 10, reports “Interfax” with reference to the official representative of the company-operator NPP Electrabel.

The day January 10 in the engine room non-nuclear part of the reactor “as a result of a failure between the NPP and the network of high voltage” leakage of steam. Work automation, and the reactor was automatically stopped.

The incident affected employee plant. “She was gravely injured, but her life is out of danger,” — said the source. He also added that the reactor can be restarted on January 11.

20 April 2016, it was reported that the Minister for the environment of Germany, Barbara Hendricks urged the Belgian government to temporarily stop the operation of the third reactor NPP “Dul”, and the second unit of NPP “Tihange” until then, until evidence of their safety. The Belgian authorities said in response that this is not necessary.

November 1, 2015 at the inoperative nuclear power plant unit “Blew” the explosion occurred. The representative of Electrabel explained that blew up a transformer at the substation, the result of which started a fire which was localized within the hour. No one was hurt, the threat of radioactive contamination have arisen.

“Blew” is the oldest nuclear power plant Belgium is located at the estuary of the river Schelde in the North of the country. The first reactor it was launched in 1975. Only Belgium operates seven reactors that provide about 55 percent of the required state amount of electricity.