[Machine translation] According to Ecolo Jean-Marc Nollet (Ecolo), “it is not acceptable that in 2017 we will not be able to have sufficiently reliable tools to tell us whether or not these cracks evolve.” After the discovery of 70 micro-cracks that exceeded the rating threshold during a re-inspection of the high-pressure tank of the Tihange 2 reactor last week, it was Doel 3’s turn to present new indications deemed “disturbing” by Ecolo MP Jean-Marc Nollet. During a “muscular” debate this afternoon in the Chamber, the minister in charge of the file Jan Jambon explained that there were 250 additional indications that exceeded the rating threshold, in addition to those existing . Are these additional cracks? No. Does this mean that their size increases? No, says the Minister of the Interior. This discovery is related to the fact that the cameras change position and that the temperature of the water is not the same as at the last inspection.
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