01 Nov '11, 9am

Belgium latest country to consider a nuclear exit, reports @businessgreen #environmentnetwork

Belgium could become the latest country to abandon nuclear power, confirming yesterday that it will shut down its two remaining nuclear power stations if alternate sources can be found. The country's two main parties, which have been negotiating a new coalition government since elections in June 2010, are understood to be discussing the matter as part of those talks. FURTHER READING Chris Huhne: UK's nuclear policy is most expensive postwar failure Safety inspector gives UK's £50bn nuclear plans the go-ahead The country has seven nuclear reactors divided between its two nuclear sites at Doel and Tihange, both operated by Electrabel, part of GDF-Suez. It will shut down the oldest three reactors by 2015 under a 2003 ruling, and could now deliver a complete shut down by 2025 if sufficient alternative generation can be developed to replace the 5,860MW of capacity that will be ...

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