Fire at Belgian Nuclear Reactor; Cracks in Pressure Vessels & Oil Leak

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Tihange Nuclear Power Station Belgium
Streetview near Tihange Nuclear Power Station, Belgium

There was a fire at the French owned Belgian Tihange 3 nuclear reactor. The real news, however, is that three others are offline – two due to serious safety concerns.

On Sunday morning, a fire happened at Electrabel’s high-voltage power station on the site of Tihange 3,” according to a spokesperson for Elia (the energy transmission operator for Belgium), as cited in Reuters:
Fire takes another Belgian nuclear reactor offline, Posted:Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:50:54 GMT, BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Electrabel temporarily closed a nuclear reactor on Sunday after an electrical fire, Belgium’s electricity transmission system operator said, leaving only three of the Belgian firm’s seven nuclear plants in action.http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/USenergyNews/~3/QPR6HuP7gTI/story01.htm
(Inspection teams are currently visiting Belgium nuclear facilities: “From 24 November to 5 December, a team of international experts will conduct a review of the…

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