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Nuclear Risk

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).