There are six nuclear sites in Belgium. The best known are in Doel and Tihange (ENGIE Electrabel). There are also SCK CEN and Belgoprocess in Mol-Dessel, the National Institute for Radioelements (IRE) in Fleurus and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel. There are also two nuclear sites close to our borders, at Borssele (Netherlands) and Chooz (France).
The risk of serious accidents at a nuclear site is small, but not non-existent. In case of a nuclear accident with a radioactive release, there is a risk for the environment and for people (internal or external radiation).
Radioactivity & exposureRadioactivity is a natural phenomenon.
Nuclear sitesThere are six nuclear sites in Belgium.
Radioactive wasteWith the use of radioactive materials, radioactive waste is generated.
Nuclear transports400,000 packs of radioactive material are transported every year