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Nuclear Event Belgium Province of East-Flanders, Doel [Doel Nuclear Power Station] Damage level Details

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Nuclear Event in Belgium on Sunday, 01 November, 2015 at 10:32 (10:32 AM) UTC.

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The spokesperson said that there was no threat of radioactive contamination following the explosion, while also adding that no one was injured in the blast. An explosion hit the Doel nuclear power station in northern Belgium on Sunday, a spokesperson of Electrabel energy corporation that operates Doel said.

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Nuclear Event in Belgium on Sunday, 01 November, 2015 at 10:32 (10:32 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Sunday, 01 November, 2015 at 10:44 UTC
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An explosion occurred overnight at a nuclear power plant in Doel, northern Belgium, local media reported, adding that the blast caused a fire. The exact damage from the incident remains unknown. The blast happened around 11pm local time on Saturday. The fire started in Reactor 1 of the plant, but was soon extinguished by personnel. The explosion didn’t cause any threat to nature, Els De Clercq, spokeswoman from Belgian energy corporation Electrabel that runs the plant, told Het Laatste Nieuws. There was no fuel present at the time of the incident as the reactor had been shut due to its expired operational license. Doel Nuclear Power Station, one of the two nuclear power plants in the country, is located near the town of Doel in east Flanders. The plant employs about 800 people. According to the Nature journal and Columbia University in New York, the plant is in the most densely populated area of all nuclear power stations in the EU. About 9 million people live within a radius of 75km of the station.

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Nuclear Event in Belgium on Sunday, 01 November, 2015 at 10:32 (10:32 AM) UTC.

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Updated: Monday, 02 November, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
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An explosion hit the Doel nuclear power station in northern Belgium on Sunday, a spokesperson of Electrabel energy corporation that operates Doel said. The blast happened after fire started in Reactor 1 of the plant, which was soon extinguished by personnel. The exact damage from the incident remains unknown. The explosion didn’t cause any threat to nature, Els De Clercq, spokeswoman from Belgian energy corporation Electrabel that runs the plant, told Het Laatste Nieuws, Russia Today reported. There was no fuel present at the time of the incident as the reactor had been shut due to its expired operational license. Doel Nuclear Power Station, one of the two nuclear power plants in the country, is located near the town of Doel in east Flanders. The plant employs about 800 people. According to the Nature journal and Columbia University in New York, the plant is in the most densely populated area of all nuclear power stations in the EU. About 9 million people live within a radius of 75km of the station.

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Explosion Hits Belgian Nuclear Power Station

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Europe
11:42 01.11.2015(updated 14:23 01.11.2015) 

The source said there was no threat of radioactive contamination following the explosion.

An explosion hit the Doel nuclear power station in northern Belgium on Sunday, a spokesperson of Electrabel energy corporation that operates Doel said, adding the personnel were not injured.

Fire and explosion at power station. Reported under control no theat to nuclear materials http://www.lalibre.be/s/art/5635b92d35700fb9302a75e7 

 

 

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