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2014 Sabotage of Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Remains a Mystery

Various theories have been suggested, including a failed terrorist attack, but none have produced leads or proof.
2014 Sabotage of Belgian Nuclear Power Plant Remains a Mystery
A composite drawing of the alleged sabotage suspect

ITNT – Last month Belgian authorities distributed a composite drawing of the alleged suspect, who sabotaged Belgium’s Doel 4 nuclear power plant in the summer of 2014.

The suspect sabotaged the main turbine of the power plant by draining the 65,000 liters of oil that normally feeds the turbine.

Doel 4’s main turbine overheated and eventually stalled, as a result. The plant’s operator, Engie Electrabel, estimated a cost of more than 100 million euro to restart the power plant.

The suspect(s) had also manipulated one of the exit doors, that day, by spraying a silicone substance into the lock of the exit doors, to facilitate his or their escape, since that door remained unlocked for the rest of the day.

Various theories have been suggested, including a failed terrorist attack, but none have produced leads or proof. The sabotage at Doel 4 remains a mystery.

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