While other European countries are actively phasing out nuclear power and investing in renewable energy sources, the Belgian government has recently extended the life of the country's nuclear reactors - in spite of cracks in them as wide as a hand.
More micro-cracks have been discovered at the Belgian Tihange 2 nuclear reactor near the German border. Belgian authorities say the nuclear plant is still safe.
A Swiss nuclear reactor - the world's oldest - has been switched off for cable repairs, says the Alpine nation's nuclear authority. Beznau 2 lies near Germany and draws cooling water from a Rhine River tributary.
Thousands have protested to demand the closure of two nuclear reactors in Belgium over safety concerns. Demonstrators formed a human chain that stretched from Germany, through the Netherlands and into Belgium.
Last year, Germany asked neighboring Belgium to close aging nuclear stations near its border over safety concerns. Now Berlin is selling fuel to the plants and collaborating on technical details. What's going on?
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