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.
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.