Some 90 municipalities from border regions in Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are taking legal action to have the Belgian nuclear plant Tihange 2 closed. This plant made the headlines as the reactor vessel contains many small cracks and was ofﬂine for months to allow research into the problem, but was deemed safe enough to be restarted by the regulator FANC. Local municipalities have decided they can’t take the unacceptable risk of a nuclear accident. Professor Wolfgang Renneberg, head of the German nuclear watchdog, says that the doubts surrounding the safety of the reactor vessels in Doel 3 and Tihange 2 haven’t been eliminated.
from Nuclear Monitor 834, 24th November 2016