Dessel

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Dessel
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Dessel
Flag
Coat of arms of Dessel
Coat of arms
Dessel is located in Belgium
Dessel
Dessel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°07′E / 51.233°N 5.117°E / 51.233; 5.117Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°07′E / 51.233°N 5.117°E / 51.233; 5.117
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Kris Van Dijck (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA
Area
 • Total 27.03 km2 (10.44 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 9,231
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Postal codes 2480
Area codes 014
Website www.dessel.be

Dessel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈd̪ɛs̪əl̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Dessel proper. On January 1, 2013 Dessel had a total population of 9.300 inhabitants. The total area is 27.03 km² which gives a population density of 325 inhabitants per km².

Nuclear industries[edit]

Dessel hosts several nuclear facilities:

  • Belgoprocess, ex Eurochemic reprocessing plant (OECD), now in charge of the operational waste management for Ondraf/Niras.
  • BelgoNucléaire, an old MOX factory, presently closed and to be decommissioned in the future.
  • Franco-Belge de Fabrication du Combustible (FBFC) making nuclear fuel assemblies;
  • The Dessel site was selected in June 2006 by the Belgian government to construct the first shallow land disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste in Belgium. The decision was taken after consultation of the local authorities and the population in the frame of the Stola consultation group.

Sport[edit]

The town has two football clubs:

  • K.F.C. Witgoor Sport, which plays in the Belgian Fourth Division.
  • K.F.C. Dessel Sport, which plays in the Belgian Second Division.

Events[edit]

In Flames performs at Graspop 2008

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