The open letter to the government was signed by Vincent Van der Heyden on behalf of the employees of the Doel power station and by executive Philippe Hendrickx.

Dear Government,

Europa is in a state of war (…) We, employees of the Belgian nuclear power stations, finally want to make our voices heard. We are deeply concerned about the deepening energy crisis in this war, and we stand ready to do our part to curb Russian aggression with clean energy. Everything must be done to ensure that we in Belgium are ready to get through the coming winters. In order to have the opportunity to have Doel 3 and Tihange 2 back in the game by the winter of ’23-’24 (an election year, dear government) so that they can be used that winter and until. In order to be able to operate during the winter ’25-’26, the FANC must have investigated the feasibility in the context of nuclear safety and given its approval. However, this will not happen without a formal request such as the one at the end of December ’21 for the investigation into ‘activation plan B’.

The full letter (in its original Dutch language version) is available here.