Inspections in August at the Tihange-2 and Doel-4 nuclear power plants in Belgium have shown concrete degradation in the ceilings of bunkerised buildings that house backup safety systems for the plants, the nuclear regulator has said. The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said analysis is being carried out to make a precise diagnosis of the problem before repair work begins. The results of the analysis and the potential method of repair will be discussed by Fanc and its Bel V technical subsidiary. At Tihange-2, indications of concrete degradation had already been noted during previous inspections and repair work was already planned before the most recent inspections.
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