Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Published: March 3rd, 2013 at 11:41 am ET
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Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2013: Unexploded First World War shell found near Belgium nuclear power plant [...] Electrabel spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Huge said the shell was found during drainage work [...] She said about 20 staff members in the office building were evacuated until a bomb squad removed the shell. [...] The spokeswoman could not say how close the shell was to the Tihange reactors’ secured area [...]

Source: Sudinfo.be

Power Engineering International: Belgian nuclear power plant closed after bomb find [...] The Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium was partially closed on Wednesday after a World War 1 shell was found in its grounds. Electrabel staff were evacuated and the bomb was safely removed by military experts. [...]

Voice of Russia: On Wednesday unexploded ordnance from the Second World War was found during digging being carried out at the Tihange Nuclear Power Plant [...]  all staff were immediately evacuated and army sappers were called in who then removed the ordnance and destroyed it.

See also: FOX: Nuclear reactor halted on "suspicion of cracks"; "We have found anomalies," says Belgium official -- AFP: Possible cracks in reactor vessel?

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