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Borssele is to remain in operation until 2034. EPZ has shown that it is in full control of the ageing of the plant. The plant will remain safe until 2034 and was granted an amended permit in 2013. The IAEA monitors ageing management.
Some parts are monitored extra carefully:
1. the reactor vessel
2. the nuclear circuit
3. the steam generators; special water chemistry prevents corrosion
4. equipment and cables