50,000 Protesters Form a 90km Human Chain to Demand Closure of Aging Belgian Nuclear Reactors

50,000 Protesters Form a 90km Human Chain to Demand Closure of Aging Belgian Nuclear Reactors

Thousands of protestors have formed a 90-kilometer human chain around the border triangle of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to demand the closure of the two reactors at Belgium’s Tihange and Doel nuclear power stations.

The organizers said that 50,000 people from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands joined the action Sunday.

The human chain originated from the Tihange plant, located in Huy municipality in the Wallon province of Liege in Belgium, going through Maastricht in the Netherlands to end in the German city of Aachen.

The protesters said that they were concerned with the safety of the pressure vessels at the Tihange 2 and Doel 3 reactor near Antwerp.

“The first demand is actually to stop Tihange 2, because there are many, many fissures in that power plant and it's not secure,” Rodrique Dumas, protester and Huy city council member for the Green Party, told RT’s Ruptly video agency.

 

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