Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

People in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are part of a groundswell of concern in the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg over the safety of Belgium's seven ageing reactors at Doel, pictured, and at TihangeNieuw-Namen (Netherlands) (AFP) – As the two cooling towers at Belgium’s Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge. “I’m happy Holland, Germany and Luxembourg are reacting because they (officials) don’t listen to you and me,” butcher Filip van Vlierberge told AFP at his shop in Nieuw-Namen, where people can see the Doel plant.

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