FINAL CHAPTER OF A NUCLEAR PERPETUUM MONILE // The nineteen fifties were years of optimism, of reconstruction and a new confidence in the future. The economic and industrial growth, embodied in the Marshall Plan, would no doubt generate a huge growth in the demand for energy in this post-war period. The Belgian business sector had shown a great interest in the development of an industrial nuclear energy cycle. The reprocessing plant Eurochemic was to be the final chapter of this ‘nuclear energy cycle’. The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel would be the final step towards a society where the supply of energy would be limitless.

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