In an increasing trend ever since the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Belgium will join the ranks of those abandoning the use of nuclear power in the future. While only possessing two nuclear plants at Doel in the north and Tihange in the south, Belgium’s steps forward to end the use of nuclear power represents both the shattering of political deadlock over the issue as well as the growing skepticism surrounding the safety of the continued use of nuclear power. Belgium’s announcement follows German conglomerate Siemens’ withdrawal from nuclear development as well as following the recent explosion and accident at neighboring France’s nuclear plant at Marcoule.