|• Mayor||Kris Van Dijck (N-VA)|
|• Governing party/ies||N-VA|
|• Total||27.03 km2 (10.44 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||350/km2 (910/sq mi)|
Dessel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdɛsəl]) 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.
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.
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.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Dessel at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website - Available only in Dutch
- Eurochemic 1956-1990, European Company for the Chemical Processing of Irradiated Fuels, Jean-Marc Wolff, OECD Historical Series, 1999
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