Belgium looks to extend lives of oldest nuclear reactors
06 February 2023 | 8:47 am
The Belgian government is assessing whether to extend the life of three nuclear reactors that had been due to close in 2025, citing a need to "reduce risks in the energy supply" in lieu of the war in Ukraine.
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