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Information about the dangers by nuclear power stations Tihange 2 and Doel 3

The belgian nuclear regulatory commission (FANC) uncovers strong security holes

On 18. november 2016 the Belgian newspaper La Libre reports that the CEO of the Belgian Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Jan Bens, was shocked about the operator Electrabel, who „didn’t show any initiative in order to improve the level of safety.“
Bens describes in the published letters an „alarming probability of a nuclear meltdown“, especially in Tihange 2. This means exactly the same disaster as in Fukushima and Tschernobyl.

Thousands of cracks in the reactor pressure vessels in Tihange 2 and Doel 3

The pressure vessels of the nuclear power stations, impeding the emission of radioactivity, hold a thousand cracks. During ultrasonic testings in 2012/13, approximately 13.000 cracks were found, a few millimeters long at first. By now, some are documented with a length up to 17,2 centimeters. ENGIE/Electrabel is risking a sudden burst of the pressure vessel and hence the disaster of a nuclear meltdown!
The decision of the Belgian Government to still allow the business, although experts consider the situation unaccountable, is beyond comprehension.

The aged technology of the seventies leads after more than 40 years of service to an increasing number of accidental releases

In the recent years there was a multitude of accidental releases in Tihange 2 and Doel 3. Due to fires and the dangerous outfall of cooling water pumps, the nuclear reactors had to be cut out in emergency several times. The IAEO (Internatoinal Atomic Energy Agency) classifys the power stations of the operator ENGIE as one of the least reliable worldwide.
The storage capacity for nuclear waste threatens to collapse. Belgian press agencies report on 16. december 2016 that nuclear waste is piled up in Tihange and Doel. Since one year, the nuclear waste was not collected and disposed of, because the declarations were uncompleted.

The electricity supply of Belgium is assured, also without Tihange 2 and Doel 3

Despite the numerous emergency cutouts of the nuclear power stations there was no electricity supply shortfall in Belgium.
Millions of profits go to France every day, but the people living here bear the risk of a nuclear meltdown!
There are no plans for disaster control!
A disaster like this leads to thousands of dead people and millionfold suffering.
In the worst case we have to leave our homes for multiple generations.

More information on www.stop-tihange.org

We must act now!

In spite of all efforts the pressure on responsable politicians is not big enough yet, they are still not willing to provide the shutdown of the nuclear power stations Tihange 2 and Doel 3. That is why we have to act now!
Together with ten thousand people we are going to align a tri-national, 90 km long human chain from Tihange via Liège and Maastricht to Aachen on Sunday, 25. June 2017. This, until now greatest and geared towards the media, activity is going to symbolise the huge protest against the operating of the cracked reactors. By means of this human chain we set with ten thousands a remarkable sign against the endangerment of millions of people in Europe.

For the success of the human chain activity, every meter is essential. Therefore register for the human chain now.