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Belgium Asks Engie to Keep Nuclear Plant Open Amid Energy Crunch

The Tihange nuclear power plant near Huy, Belgium.

The Tihange nuclear power plant near Huy, Belgium.

Photographer: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

Belgium asked Engie SA to extend the life of its Tihange 2 nuclear plant to ensure energy supplies and help offset rising prices this winter. 

“The government has asked the nuclear operator to prolong the functioning of Tihange 2 until the winter peak has passed,” Prime Minister Alexander De Croo told reporters in Brussels on Friday.