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Belgium agrees to close controversial ageing nuclear reactors

BBC News

December 23, 2021

The Belgian government has reached a deal to close seven ageing nuclear reactors by 2025.

The reactors, housed at two plants in Doel and Tihange, have long been controversial. They have been shut down repeatedly for safety checks and have sparked fear in neighbouring countries.

A compromise was reached after years of debate and overnight talks by government ministers.

The plan in principle was confirmed at a press conference on Thursday.

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