The Tihange 3 nuclear reactor unexpectedly shut down and “brought to safety”, it is still unclear what exactly happened

At around 8:25 am this morning, the Tihange 3 nuclear reactor unexpectedly shut down. Operator Engie Electrabel is currently investigating what went wrong, but is unable to provide further information yet.

Shutting down the reactor would not pose a problem for the electricity supply, according to high-voltage grid operator Elia. The other five nuclear reactors are still in operation. Furthermore, we are not in a cold period.

Tihange 3 has a capacity of 1,038 megawatts and was started up in October 1985. It is the youngest nuclear reactor in our country.

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