The Doel Nuclear Power Station is one of two nuclear power plants in Belgium. The plant is located on the bank of the Scheldt river, near the village of Doel in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The station is operated and majority-owned by vertically-integrated Belgian energy corporation Electrabel. EDF Luminus has a 10% stake in the two newest units. It employs 963 workers and covers an area of 80 hectares . The plant represents about 15% of Belgium's total electricity production capacity and 30% of the total electricity generation. Nuclear energy typically provides half of Belgium's domestically-generated electricity and is the country's lowest-cost source of power.
The station is located in the most densely populated area for any power station in Europe, with 9 million inhabitants within a radius of 75 kilometres .
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