The Dutch Safety Board launched an investigation into how the Netherlands is working together with neighboring countries to prevent and manage incidents at nuclear power plants that could have cross-border implications. A number of incidents especially at the Belgian Doel plants is causing increasing safety concerns, NU.nl reports. The Safety Board wants to find out how the Netherlands and Belgium can best work together in making decisions about and having supervision over the nuclear power plants, specifically the plants Borssele in the Netherlands and Doel and Tihange in Belgium. The Board will also look into what information is exchanged and how neighboring countries can prepare to deal with possible accidents. This investigation will not focus on the safety of the nuclear power plants themselves, but rather how prepared the neighboring countries are in dealing with possible incidents.
Netherlands Times 15th June 2016 read more »