GDF Suez subsidiary to carry out more safety tests of Belgian nuclear plants

GDF Suez’s (Euronext: GSZ) Belgian subsidiary Electrabel has submitted an extra safety plan to the Belgian Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (FANC) for more testing on one of the two nuclear reactors it closed last year.

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 wsj.com.
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After finding the micro-cracks the company closed two of their seven nuclear reactors in Belgium, for failing to meet minimum safety standards.

The company expects to complete the extra tests by the end of next month, and said they will carry them out ‘with the greatest rigour.’

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