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  • Nucleair - Nucléaire
    Nuclear
    The nuclear emergency plan in Belgium primarily applies to the following sites: Doel and Tihange (Engie), Mol-Dessel (Studiecentrum voor Kernenergie SCK-CEN, Belgonucléaire and Belgoprocess) and Fleurus (Institut National des Radioéléments, IRE). Close to our borders are also other nuclear sites that may have an impact on our country in the event of a nuclear accident: the Delta nuclear power station in Borssele (Netherlands) and the Chooz nuclear power plant (France) operated by EDF.
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    If you live in a nuclear zone of 20km around a nuclear power plant (10 km for IRE Fleurus)

    • Be informed. Read our recommendations. Consult the reference website www.nuclearrisk.be or find out information from your local authority.

     

     

    • The first recommendation in the event of a release of radioactivity is to take shelter. Assemble an emergency kit for your family.

     

    • In the event of a radioactive discharge, the authorities may recommend taking stable iodine tablets. If you don't have any at home, you can get them from your local pharmacy.

     

    If you do not live in a nuclear zone

     

    • You do not have to buy iodine tablets. In the event of an accident where the entire population has to take iodine tablets, the authorities will take the necessary steps to supply them to you.
       

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  • If you're outdoors

    • Go inside the nearest building.

     

    • If you're in the car, go inside the nearest building: your car does not provide good protection.

     

    • Close windows and doors and switch all ventilation, heating and air-conditioning systems off.

     

    • Listen to the media. The authorities will give recommendations depending on how the situation evolves.
       
    • Avoid using the phone. Opt for sending text messages to avoid saturating the phone lines and to allow the emergency services to be able to make optimum use of the network.

     

    If you're indoors

    • Follow the recommendations about taking shelter.

     

    • Listen to the media. The authorities will give recommendations depending on how the situation evolves.

     

    • Avoid using the phone. Opt for sending text messages to avoid saturating the phone lines.

     

    • If the authorities recommend evacuation, follow the instructions of the emergency services and collect only a few personal belongings. 

     

    • Never take iodine tablets on your own initiative. Wait until the authorities advise you to take them.

     

    • Follow the recommendations by the authorities on the use of water and foods (such as vegetables from the garden, cow's milk, ...) from the zone that may have been contaminated by the release of toxic substances.