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Cracks in Belgian nuclear reactors could have ‘global implications’ | Beyond Nuclear

Entergy's Palisades atomic reactor, on the Lake Michigan shore in Covert, MI, has the worst embrittled RPV in the U.S., vulnerable to catastrophic failure due to PTS.

Entergy’s Palisades atomic reactor, on the Lake Michigan shore in Covert, MI, has the worst embrittled RPV in the U.S., vulnerable to catastrophic failure due to PTS.

As revealed in a new report from Greenpeace Belgium, micro-cracking in Belgian atomic reactor pressure vessels (RPV) due to hydrogen flaking could be a global problem going undiagnosed, simply because nuclear utilities and government regulators haven’t done the needed testing. Belgium’s nuclear regulatory agency has issued “a statement confirming that the additional tests conducted in 2014 revealed 13,047 cracks in Doel 3 and 3,149 in Tihange 2,” as reported in Greenpeace Belgium’s press release.

via Beyond Nuclear – Home – “Thousands more cracks found in Belgian nuclear reactors: Belgian regulatory head warns of global implications”.

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