Belgium Evacuates Nuclear Power Plant As Panic Spreads After Attacks

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Energy utility Electrabel is evacuating Belgium's two nuclear power plants in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Doel, made up of four reactors, and Tihange, with three are closed and all vehicles coming and going are subject to checks. "Employees who are not needed to run the two power plants are now leaving the sites," Politico EU reports, adding that the "military arrived at the Tihange plant on Friday."

"Surveillance is stepped up with added security measures at nuclear plants," Belga says. "Vehicles are being checked with police and army on site."

As AFP reminds us, "in February, investigators probing the Paris attacks found video footage of a senior Belgian nuclear official at the property of a key suspect." That footage was discovered “as part of seizures made following the Paris attacks”, Belgian prosecutors said last month, while declining to divulge the individual’s identity “for obvious security reasons”.

(Tihange)

The plant is around 50 miles from Brussels Airport.

As France 24 reported in January, there are significant safety concerns surrounding both Tihange and Doel: "In summer 2012, Belgian authorities found small cracks in the pressure vessel of Doel 3 during a scheduled outage and safety check, opting to keep it offline until more tests were conducted [and] in September of the same year, the same flaws were discovered in the Tihange 3 reactor."

"With regard to the reactors Doel 3 and Tihange 2, many scientists are saying that there is a risk of a nuclear accident - with all the consequences that would entail for the population - because of the cracks found in the pressure vessels. So we are asking the court to stop operations of these reactors or alternatively to appoint a panel of experts to re-examine the scientific evidence," lawyers for the NGO Nucleaire Stop Kernenergie argued previously, in a bid to shut down the reactors.

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Bank_sters's picture

Oh goody, this is turning into a real made for tv movie!

Stackers's picture

For God's sake ! PANIC !

onewayticket2's picture

Must be those muslim hiring quotas at the nuke plant starting to spook them.

 

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

My worry is that conservatives will use this isolated incident to justify their hatred and racism towards the Muslim community. We have to stress that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful, and these terrorists do not represent Islam as a whole. 

onewayticket2's picture

a) it's not "isolated"

b) where ARE the moderate muslims?   where are the marches, the interviews, the pleas to their fellow man to stop the murder?  where are the coalitions of mosques standing up against this??

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Dear Belgium,

WELCOME TO THE PARTY PAL!

Signed,

John McClane

Money Counterfeiter's picture
Money Counterfeiter (not verified) ParkAveFlasher Mar 22, 2016 9:41 AM

Zionism soils Belgium.  Bummer.

weburke's picture

nuke threat ? I worry about coal ash in the sky. 

Twee Surgeon's picture

What do the bookies say about the E.U. collapsing soon ? Will Paddy Powers be doing an early pay out ?

MagicHandPuppet's picture

There's only one solution to this mess.  Belgium clearly needs more refugees!

TeamDepends's picture

European tourism tanks in 3 2 1....

Latina Lover's picture

If the 9/11 AlQueda Terrorists (sic) really wanted to hurt the US, they could have flown planes into the 5 mile island nuclear power plant, instead of doubly insured twin towers.  Just saying... and certainly not recommending.

Gather those rosebuds's picture

Dear ONE WAY TICKET.  Welcome to the MILLION DOLLAR BONUS pal!

Mr. Universe's picture

Did you notice how the pictures from Brussles when compared to that of the Boston Bombings and gee whiz, they don't look at all the same. It's like one of them was faked.

BurningFuld's picture

I told them. You need to hand out a pamphlet that clear explains in pictures that there is NO bombing the citizens. But would they listen?

cheka's picture

now that's a real terrist target

 

not bus stations or office buildings (false flags always hit lesser targets)

MalteseFalcon's picture

Google map directions to nearest nukuloor plant.  Check.

One manpad compliments of some extremist group that's gone rogue.  Check.

End of Western Europe.  Check.

VinceFostersGhost's picture

 

 

Belgium clearly needs more refugees!

 

MOAR please!!!!

 

We're crazy....someone please stop us!

Manthong's picture

..obviously the fault of angry white men

tbone654's picture

The fifth column and the fourth estate are one and the same...

Manthong's picture

Run!  Flee! Scamper!

EU pussies.

 

Joe Trader's picture

muslims: at least let us start a countdown for "que muslims to act like victims in 3,2,1"

Where's the decency? muslims start acting like victims, right after they attack. (in response to the first pro-muslim comment in this article)

CheapBastard's picture

Gee, not a peep out of E Warren, Hillery and the rest of the rapefugee supporting liberals who yet find the time to bash the "Morally corrupt" Trump non stop.

 

Bunch of hypocrits!

Techpriest of Mars's picture

are there still peoples who still believe this ???

when are we going to find the "titanium" passport this time ??? LOL

Transformer's picture

Here's a thought... suppose this is a real terrorist attack?

Techpriest of Mars's picture

here's a thought,

these "attacks" were clamied by Israel Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), the same idiots who were treated for their injuries in israels hospitals.

for god sake this is basic common sense, are you retard or what ??? this is not hollyjew, wake the fuck up

PS : what a shitty pseudo you have, seriously,  transformers ??? how old are you ??

Fod's picture

How old are you says the techpriest of mars...

Techpriest of Mars's picture

forgive me english is my third language :-)

but to my defence, the dumbness of his comment didnt reassure me on his age ...

i fucking hate hollyjew craps, i fucking hate them

Nussi34's picture

Looks like Merkels guests misbehaved again...

Jim in MN's picture

Last seen waving his arms with an alarmed expression.....

 

Rusty Shorts's picture

Nuclear Power has never been feasible for civilian use, only with military interest in Pu-239 are reactors built as Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff explains

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yZGcr0mpw0

BiggestLoser's picture

MSR from ORNL should have been civilian, and burned waste from Pu production.There are books and stories written about that episode of technology and government.

Freddie's picture

More like Dear Belgium:

With love from your NeoCon endless war and open borders ZWO pal.

John McCain.

WTFUD's picture

Maybe the EU had tabled a motion to distance itself from the Sociopaths in DC and were sent a clear message.

onewayticket2's picture

i didnt say "here".... ANYWHERE.....

 

Techpriest of Mars's picture

what ????

where was the coalition of "peceful europeans" when 500 000 irakis childs were starved to death by NATO embargo on irak ???

are you dumb to that point ??? OUR OPINION is FUCKING IRRELEVANT idiot. we are doing what our zionist told us to do.

it always amazed me how a bunch of bearded caveman who cant even build a bathroom could cause such mayhem and scare a civilization that landed a probe on a fucking comet .....

vollderlerby's picture

Correct onewayticket

Check this incident of the "peaceful majority" uniting in a full mob mentality to say "good job, keep on bombing the infidels"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBRSfdAvsDQ

Again, Islam is not just a religion, it governs every single facet of life and is missing 500 years of secularisation.  What is so hard to understand here?

new game's picture

so if the dog is biting my leg, let moar dogs in? ok, makes sense to me, never mind...

spaceduck's picture

let me write it for you:

 

"/sarc"

EarthShine's picture

Either that or

 

"/troll"

Pop3y3too's picture

Events like this tend to bring out the Slow on the Uptake readership.

krispkritter's picture

Sounds like Major Doofus Barack...

Dr. Engali's picture

I swear the first time I read that last sentence it said "Islam assholes". 

IridiumRebel's picture

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled ISLAMIC SUICIDE BOMBING masses
yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

NoDebt's picture

"My worry is that Muslims will use this isolated incident to justify their hatred and racism towards the Conservative community.  We have to stress that the vast majority of Conservatives are peaceful, and these terrorists do not represent Conservatism as a whole."

Hey, look at that.  It works even if you switch the two groups around in the sentence.