The Atomium in Brussels is nine interconnected spheres intended to symbolize the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Built for the Expo world fair in 1958, it’s now the Belgian capital’s most popular landmark.
This model of an iron crystal unit cell magnified billions of times symbolically represents the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Originally there was even a nuclear reactor under it.
The Atomium in Brussels is nine interconnected spheres intended to symbolize the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Built for the Expo 1958 world’s fair, it's now the Belgian capital's most popular landmark.
Belgium is slowly phasing out its aging nuclear energy infrastructure. But looming winter weather, limited renewable options and a poorly connected electricity network have left the country at risk of blackouts.
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