[Machine Translation] As explained in our press release of June 7, 2018, the concrete of the bunkerized buildings of Doel 3 and Tihange 3 has suffered some degradation. For these two reactors, the works must be completed and the resistance of the buildings must be demonstrated before the FANC and its technical subsidiary Bel Vcan give the green light for the restart. This Friday, June 15, the operator informed the FANC about the following: The Tihange 3 shutdown is extended until September 2018. The concrete degradation analyzes also revealed anomalies in the reinforcement of the concrete. As a result, resistance to an event such as an aircraft crash is compromised. The reactor remains at rest until the impact of these anomalies has been analyzed. A new INES evaluation is underway. Other reactors likely to present the same type of degradation, ie Tihange 2 and Doel 4, will be inspected as quickly as possible. The planned Doel 4 shutdown is being advanced from November 2018 to August 2018. The planned shutdown of Tihange 2, scheduled for August 2018, is extended to carry out these inspections.
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