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Electrabel submits extra safety test plan for its nuclear reactors

06 Feb 2013

Electrabel, a Belgium-based subsidiary of French natural gas and electricity supplier GDF Suez, has announced that it has submitted an extra safety test plan to the Belgian Federal Agency of Nuclear Control, for extra tests on its two reactors closed in 2012.


In 2012, the firm used new technology to conduct the tests and found that there were cracks in the steel of the reactor containment vessels, reported news website

Electrabel after finding the micro-cracks had closed two of the seven nuclear reactors in Belgium, which were failing to meet the norms.

The company in a statement said that "Electrabel will carry out the tests with the greatest rigor. According to the estimations, these tests would be realized before the end of March."