Tihange Age, breakdowns and terrorist threat increase international concerns about the safety of the Belgian nuclear power plants. Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011 these plants are under a magnifying glass; shutdown or not? What would a shutdown of the plant mean for the region? What is the impact of the plant on the residents of the village? How does it feel to have a nuclear power plant in your backyard? Are there sufficient precautions and do residents know how to act in case of an emergency?
I’m working on a long-term project in the Belgian village Tihange.