The government claims to have "no power" to stop that atrocity from happening, alleging that regulatory agency and owner corporation, GDF Suez, are "independent".
Obviously the government has all the power to intervene but they clearly prefer to risk the health and safety of the people of Belgium and much of Europe than rein on the Nuclear Mafia.
It would be pathetic would not be for the fact that the lives of millions are at risk because of this daredevil decision.
Greenpeace will sue the Belgian government. However for when the judicial decision comes, if ever, it may well be too late.
The two Belgian nuclear reactors, Doel 3 and Tihange 2, were stopped last year after thousands of small cracks were detected in them (c. 8000 and 2000 respectively). They represent a third of Belgian nuclear energy capacity.