From the middle of the month there will be a referendum on extending the service life of two nuclear reactors in Doel. Residents within a radius of 1,000 kilometers can comment – this means that people from southern Sweden to Andorra are allowed to take part in the survey. The public questioning is the result of a court ruling from March 2020. At that time, the Constitutional Court ruled that the 2015 law to extend Doel 1 and 2 by ten years is illegal. An environmental study and a referendum were necessary for the extension of the term. It is now clear that the two Doel piles will be allowed to remain on the grid until 2022 in order to secure the power supply. In order to continue operating them as originally planned until 2025, however, a new law must be passed – in accordance with the rules, i.e. with an environmental study and public survey. From April 15, residents within a 1,000-kilometer radius have two months to take part in the survey. That extends to the west of Poland and northern Spain. The survey is published on the website of the Federal Public Service Economy and Energy. The announcement was published in the state gazette on Friday.
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