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Tinne Van der Straeten mocked for his comments on the extension of nuclear power plants “on his initiative”: “The people are blessed to have such a visionary and decisive government”

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Faced with the explosion in energy prices, Tinne Van der Straeten declared herself in favor of the extension of Doel 4 and Tihange 3: “Above all, we must have a secure electricity supply”, he said. she asserted. “We already have the most efficient power plants. These are our two youngest nuclear power plants, whose lifespan we are going to extend by ten years on my initiative, at my request,” she said. However, it refuses to extend the nuclear reactors of Doel 3 and Tihange 2 which, according to it, do not guarantee optimum safety.

By declaring that the extension of Doel 4 and Tihange 3 came on her own initiative, the environmental minister was the target of many taunts. Georges-Louis Bouchez, president of MR, reacted on Twitter: “How can we dare to say such things? It’s becoming unbearable. But I’m sure it will also be his initiative to extend 5 reactors. Europe is is thanks to her too. To have learned Dutch to hear that… Thank you madam, really“, can we read.

Theo Francken (N-VA), also joked about his remarks: “The last two nuclear power plants will remain open thanks to Groen and their minister Tine Van der Straeten. The people are blessed to have such a visionary and decisive government. “