16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

February 19, 2015 by  
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Nuclear energy is not all it’s cracked up to be. As many as 16,000 cracks have been found in two Belgian nuclear reactors, a discovery that could spell bad news for nuclear safety around the world. According to The Ecologist , the cracks were found in the steel reactor pressure vessels at the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear reactors in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive cores and their failure could result in catastrophic nuclear accidents involving a massive release of radiation. Read the rest of 16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belgian , belgium , digby macdonald , doel 3 , nuclear energy , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , nuclear safety , tihange 2 , walter bogaerts

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