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Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

Series of problems leads to questions in Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg

Any catastrophe in Belgium would be far worse than in Fukushima or Chernobyl, because its nuclear plants (such as the Doel nuclear plant, above) are near densely populated areas, warns Eloi Glorieux, Greenpeace's nuclear campaigner for the country.

Nieuw-Namen, The Netherlands

AS the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

They are part of a groundswell of concern in the Netherlands, Germany and...